formative cell

Definitions of formative cell
  1. noun
    a cell of an embryo
    synonyms: embryonic cell
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    blastocyte
    an undifferentiated embryonic cell
    ameloblast
    a cell from which tooth enamel develops
    bone-forming cell, osteoblast
    a cell from which bone develops
    erythroblast
    a nucleated cell in bone marrow from which red blood cells develop
    fibroblast
    a cell from which connective tissue develops
    neuroblast
    a cell from which a nerve cell develops
    sideroblast
    an erythroblast having granules of ferritin
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    cell
    (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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