Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

blasto-

Germination.

[Greek blastos, germ or sprout.]

Examples include blastocyst, a mammalian blastula (an embryo at the early stage of development when it is a hollow ball of cells) in which some differentiation of cells has occurred; blastoderm (Greek derma, skin), a blastula having the form of a disc of cells on top of the yolk; and blastomere (Greek meros, part), a cell formed by cleavage of a fertilized ovum.

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