inner cell mass

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inner cell mass

[¦in·ər ′sel ‚mas]
(embryology)
The cells at the animal pole of a blastocyst which give rise to the embryo and certain extraembryonic membranes.
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The blastocyst, the structure common to all the mammals, is composed of the embryoblast and the trophoblast [3].
Cells removed from the embryoblast and placed in a culture dish automatically transform into pluripotent cells rather than growing into a duplicate of the organism.