Definition of -blast in English:

-blast

  • 1Biology
    Denoting an embryonic cell.

    Compare with -cyte

    • ‘erythroblast’
    1. 1.1Denoting a germ layer of an embryo.
      • ‘epiblast’

Pronunciation

-blast

/ˌblankətˈflou(ə)r/ /ˌblænkətˈflaʊ(ə)r/

Origin

From Greek blastos ‘germ, sprout’.