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noun 
  1. Someone of masculine gender.
adjective 
  1. Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as having the smaller gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
  2. (figurative) having an external plug, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
     
meroblastic Tweet Definition of meroblastic Like Definition of meroblastic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. (context, of a fertilized egg) that undergoes only partial cleavage
     
mesoblast Tweet Definition of mesoblast Like Definition of mesoblast on Facebook
noun 
  1. (biology) the middle, germinal layer of undifferentiated cells of an early embryo; it becomes the mesoderm
     
mesoderm Tweet Definition of mesoderm Like Definition of mesoderm on Facebook
noun 
  1. One of the three tissue layers in the embryo of a metazoan animal. Through development, it will produce the muscles of the adult.
     
metagenesis Tweet Definition of metagenesis Like Definition of metagenesis on Facebook
noun 
  1. (biology) the production of sexual and asexual organisms in alternate generations
     
monomorphic Tweet Definition of monomorphic Like Definition of monomorphic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Having or existing in a single shape or form.
  2. (genetics, of a gene) Invariant across a species.
  3. (programming, of a function) Taking only a single data type.
     
morphogenesis Tweet Definition of morphogenesis Like Definition of morphogenesis on Facebook
noun 
  1. (biology) The differentiation of tissues and subsequent growth of structures in an organism
     
Mosaic Tweet Definition of Mosaic Like Definition of Mosaic on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Mosaic (web browser))
  1. (computing) an early web browser
adjective 
  1. of or relating to Moses, his laws and writings
     
mosaicism Tweet Definition of mosaicism Like Definition of mosaicism on Facebook
noun 
  1. (genetics) the condition in which more than one genetically distinct population of cells coexist within one individual
     
myoblast Tweet Definition of myoblast Like Definition of myoblast on Facebook
noun 
  1. an undifferentiated stem cell that develops into muscle tissue
     

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