Etymology
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blastema (n.)

initial point of an organic growth, 1849, Modern Latin, from Greek blastema "offspring, offshoot," from stem of blastanein "to shoot forth," from blastos "sprout, germ," which is of unknown origin. Related: Blastemal; blastemic; blastematic.

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Definitions of blastema

blastema (n.)
a mass of undifferentiated cells from which an organ or body part develops;
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