Blast

Science / Genetics / Blast: A computer program that identifies homologous (similar) genes in different organisms, such as human, fruit fly, or nematode.

Other Words for Blast

Blast Noun Synonyms: blow, gust, wind, gale
Blast Verb Synonyms: blow up, explode, dynamite, demolish, destroy, ruin, waste, lay waste, shatter, devastate
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Fibroblast

Science / Biology / Fibroblast: A term applied to a cell of connective tissue that is separated from similar cells by some degree of matrix material; fibroblasts secrete elastin and collagen protein fibers. MORE

Blastula

Science / Biology / Blastula: A ball of cells surrounding a fluid-filled cavity (the blastocoel) that is produced by the repeated cleavage of a zygote. MORE

Blastocyst

Science / Biology / Blastocyst: The developmental stage of the fertilized ovum by the time it is ready to implant; formed from the morula and consists of an inner cell mass, an internal cavity, and an outer layer of cells (the trop MORE

Blastocoel

Science / Biology / Blastocoel: The fluid-filled cavity at the center of a blastula. MORE

Trophoblast

Science / Biology / Trophoblast: The outer layer of cells of a blastocyst that adhere to the endometrium during implantation. MORE

Osteoblasts

Science / Biology / Osteoblasts: Bone-forming cells. MORE

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