blastophore


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to blastophore: gastrula, archenteron, neurulation

blastophore

[′blas·tə‚fȯr]
(cell and molecular biology)
The cytoplasm that is detached from a spermatid during its transformation to a spermatozoon.
(invertebrate zoology)
An amorphose core of cytoplasm connecting cells of the male morula of developing germ cells in oligochaetes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.