Definition of Germinal disc

1. Noun. A layer of cells on the inside of the blastula.

Exact synonyms: Blastoderm, Blastodisc, Germinal Area
Generic synonyms: Layer
Derivative terms: Blastodermatic, Blastodermic

Definition of Germinal disc

1. Noun. (biology) (alternative form of germinal disk) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Germinal Disc

germinal area
germinal cell
germinal centre
germinal centre kinase
germinal centre of Flemming
germinal disc (current term)
germinal discs
germinal disk
germinal disks
germinal epithelium
germinal localization
germinal matrix
germinal membrane
germinal mosaicism
germinal mutation
germinal pole
germinal rod
germinal streak

Literary usage of Germinal disc

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"... or germinal disc of the bird's ecg. This process is essentially one of cell-division, but it is also in some measure one of cell-formation. ..."

2. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1876)
"Section through the germinal disc of a ripe ovarian ovum of the Skate. gv. germinal vesicle ... Two furrows of the same germinal disc more highly magnified. ..."

3. A Treatise on Comparative Embryology by Francis Maitland Balfour (1885)
"In this case the germinal disc is sharply separated from the yolk. ... In these cases we find adjoining the germinal disc a finely granular material ..."

4. The Development of the Chick: An Introduction to Embryology by Frank Rattray Lillie (1908)
"At the time of the first cleavage the germinal disc is round in surface view and ... In section, the germinal disc is biconvex, but the outer surface which ..."

5. Vertebrate Embryology: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Arthur Milnes Marshall (1893)
"Stages in the segmentation of the germinal disc of the Hen's Egg. x 10. (After Coste and Duval.) FIG. 7. ..."

6. The Elements of Embryology by Michael Foster, Francis Maitland Balfour (1883)
"6. follicular epithelium, at the surface of which nearest the ovum lies the vitelline membrane, c. granular material of the germinal disc, which becomes ..."

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