axoblast

axoblast

[′ak·sə‚blast]
(invertebrate zoology)
The germ cell in mesozoans; cells are linearly arranged in the longitudinal axis and produce the primary nematogens.
The individual scleroblast of the axis epithelium which produces spicules in octocorals.
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In the Dicyemida, two adult forms, the nematogen and the rhombogen, develop asexually from an agamete (axoblast) through a vermiform embryo within the axial cell of parent nematogens (Fig.