n. [Gr. blastos, bud; kinesis, movement]
Displacements, rotations and revolutions of an embryo within an egg.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • blastokinesis — blas·to·kinesis …   English syllables

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  • anatrepsis — n. [Gr. anatrepein, to turn over] 1. Increase of movement during blastokinesis. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In blastokinesis, a term used to describe the movement of the embryo inside the egg from one pole to another; refers to different activities… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • katatrepsis — n. [Gr. kata, down; trepein, to turn] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In blastokinesis, the movement of the embryo inside the egg from one pole to another. 2. Refers to different activities in different groups of insects, i.e., dorsal to ventral,… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • blastokinetic — adjective see blastokinesis …   Useful english dictionary

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