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 History of this Word

"blast" is from "blastos" (germ) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-blast" is a type of suffix


A word ending that shows a type of bud or embryo. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

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-blast illustration Despite pre-cooling the cell membrane is continuously decaying and sodium and potassium ions found in the cytoblast enter into the intercellular space.
-blast illustration Sea urchins also have radial holoblastic cleavage.