Definition of merocyte in English:

merocyte

noun

Biology
  • A cell or nucleus formed by division in a meroblastic ovum; specifically any of numerous small nuclei formed by the repeated division of supernumerary sperm nuclei in fertilized eggs, especially those of birds, reptiles, and selachian fishes.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From mero- + -cyte, after German Merocyten, plural.

Pronunciation

merocyte

/ˈmɛrə(ʊ)sʌɪt/