formative cells

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • formative — formatively, adv. formativeness, n. /fawr meuh tiv/, adj. 1. giving form or shape; forming; shaping; fashioning; molding: a formative process in manufacturing. 2. pertaining to formation or development: a child s most formative years. 3. Biol. a …   Universalium

  • formative — I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. giving or capable of giving form ; constructive < a formative influence > b. used in word formation or inflection 2. capable of alteration by growth and development; also producing new cells and tissues 3. of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • formative — /ˈfɔmətɪv / (say fawmuhtiv) adjective 1. giving form or shape; forming; shaping; fashioning; moulding. 2. relating to formation or development: the formative period of a nation. 3. Biology a. capable of developing new cells or tissue by cell… …   Australian English dictionary

  • formative — form•a•tive [[t]ˈfɔr mə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) giving form or shape; forming; shaping 2) pertaining to formation or development: a child s formative years[/ex] 3) dvl a) capable of developing new cells or tissue by cell division and differentiation:… …   From formal English to slang

  • formative — for·ma·tive fȯr mət iv adj capable of alteration by growth and development also producing new cells and tissues * * * for·ma·tive (forґmə tiv) concerned in the origination and development of an organism, part, or tissue …   Medical dictionary

  • formative — form·a·tive || fÉ”rmÉ™tɪv / fɔːm adj. giving form, constructive; pertaining to development; capable of developing new cells or tissue (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • animal development — Introduction  the processes that lead eventually to the formation of a new animal starting from cells derived from one or more parent individuals. Development thus occurs following the process by which a new generation of organisms is produced by …   Universalium

  • -blast — comb. form Biol. 1 an embryonic cell (erythroblast) (cf. CYTE). 2 a germ layer of an embryo (epiblast). Etymology: Gk blastos sprout * * * ˌblast, aa(ə)st, aist noun combining form ( s) Etymology: New Latin blastus, from Greek blastos; akin to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cambium — [kam′bē əm] n. [ModL < ML < LL cambiare: see CHANGE] a layer of formative cells between the wood and bark in dicotyledonous plants: these cells cause the girth of the stem to increase by dividing and differentiating to form new xylem and… …   English World dictionary

  • matrix — [mā′triks΄] n. pl. matrices [mā′trə sēz΄, ma′trəsēz΄′] or matrixes [LL, womb, public register, origin < L, breeding animal < mater (gen. matris), MOTHER1] 1. Archaic the womb; uterus 2. that within which, or within and from which, something …   English World dictionary

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