Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The theory that inherited characteristics are transmitted from parent to offspring by germ plasm.
  • n. Reproduction of an organism by budding.
  • n. The transformation of small lymphocytes into larger cells that are capable of undergoing mitosis.
  • n. The development of an embryo during cleavage and germ layer formation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. reproduction via budding
  • n. The transformation of small lymphocytes into larger, undifferentiated cells that undergo mitosis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Multiplication or increase by gemmation or budding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, reproduction by gemmation or budding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. theory that inherited characteristics are transmitted by germ plasm
  • n. asexual reproduction by budding

Etymologies

blasto- + -genesis (Wiktionary)

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