inner cell mass in·ner cell mass (ĭn’ər)
The mass at the embryonic pole of the blastocyst concerned with the formation of the body of the embryo.
1. the childlike aspect of a person’s psyche, especially when viewed as an independent entity: healing your inner child through psychotherapy. noun 1. (psychol) the part of the psyche believed to retain feelings as they were experienced in childhood noun one’s original self that revels in play; also called [child within]
noun 1. an older part of a city, densely populated and usually deteriorating, inhabited mainly by poor, often minority, groups. noun 1. A general term for impoverished areas of large cities. The inner city is characterized by minimal educational opportunities, high unemployment and crime rates, broken families, and inadequate housing. (See ghettos.)
noun 1. a small, intimate, and often influential group of people.
- Inner class
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