(Blas"to*mere) n. [Gr. blasto`s sprout + -mere.] (Biol.) One of the segments first formed by the division of the ovum. Balfour.

(Blas`toph"o*ral Blas`to*phor"ic) a. Relating to the blastophore.

(Blas"to*phore) n. [Gr. blasto`s sprout + to bear.] (Biol.) That portion of the spermatospore which is not converted into spermatoblasts, but carries them.

(Blas"to*pore) n. [Gr. blasto`s sprout + E. pore.] (Biol.) The pore or opening leading into the cavity of invagination, or archenteron. [See Illust. of Invagination.] Balfour.

(Blas"to*sphere) n. [Gr. blasto`s sprout + E. sphere.] (Biol.) The hollow globe or sphere formed by the arrangement of the blastomeres on the periphery of an impregnated ovum. [See Illust. of Invagination.]

(Blas"to*style) n. [Gr. blasto`s sprout, bud + a pillar.] (Zoöl.) In certain hydroids, an imperfect zooid, whose special function is to produce medusoid buds. See Hydroidea, and Athecata.

Blast pipe
(Blast" pipe`) The exhaust pipe of a steam engine, or any pipe delivering steam or air, when so constructed as to cause a blast.

(||Blas"tu*la) n. [NL., dim. of Gr. blasto`s a sprout.] (Biol.) That stage in the development of the ovum in which the outer cells of the morula become more defined and form the blastoderm.

(Blas"tule) n. (Biol.) Same as Blastula.

(Blast"y) a.

1. Affected by blasts; gusty.

2. Causing blast or injury. [Obs.] Boyle.

(Blat) v. i. To cry, as a calf or sheep; to bleat; to make a senseless noise; to talk inconsiderately. [Low]

(Blat), v. t. To utter inconsiderately. [Low]

If I have anything on my mind, I have to blat it right out.
W. D. Howells.

(Bla"tan*cy) n. Blatant quality.

(Bla"tant) a. [Cf. Bleat.] Bellowing, as a calf; bawling; brawling; clamoring; disagreeably clamorous; sounding loudly and harshly. "Harsh and blatant tone." R. H. Dana.

A monster, which the blatant beast men call.

Glory, that blatant word, which haunts some military minds like the bray of the trumpet.
W. Irving.

(Bla"tant*ly), adv. In a blatant manner.

(Blath"er*skite) n. A blustering, talkative fellow. [Local slang, U. S.] Barllett.

(Blat"ter) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blattered ] [L. blaterare to babble: cf. F. blatérer to bleat.] To prate; to babble; to rail; to make a senseless noise; to patter. [Archaic] "The rain blattered." Jeffrey.

They procured . . . preachers to blatter against me, . . . so that they had place and time to belie me shamefully.

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