Definition of blastogenesis in US English:



  • 1The theory of the transmission of inherited characteristics by germ plasm.

  • 2Asexual reproduction of an organism by budding.

  • 3The development of lymphocytes into larger undifferentiated cells that can undergo mitosis.

    • ‘It was shown that spleen cells and infiltrating leukocytes isolated from well-functioning cardiac allografts in immunologically enhanced adult rats suppressed spontaneous blastogenesis of normal syngeneic cells in vitro.’
    • ‘During 4 to 5 days of culturing with cytokines, high blastogenesis and heavy proliferation were noted in OSA lymphocyte cocultures as compared with control cocultures.’