germinal localization n.
The determination in very young embryos of the presumptive areas for specific organs or structures.
- Germinal membrane
germinal membrane n. See blastoderm.
- Germinal pole
germinal pole n. See animal pole.
[jur-muh-nl; French zher-mee-nal] /ˈdʒɜr mə nl; French ʒɛr miˈnal/ noun 1. (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the seventh month of the year, extending from March 21 to April 19. 2. (italics) a novel (1884) by Émile Zola. /ˈdʒɜːmɪnəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or like germs or a germ cell 2. of, or in the […]
noun, Embryology. 1. the large, vesicular nucleus of an ovum before the polar bodies are formed. noun 1. (biology) the large nucleus of an oocyte before it develops into an ovum