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blastula

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noun blas·tu·la \ˈblas-chə-lə\

Definition of blastula

plural -las or blastulaeplay \-ˌlē\

  1. :  an early metazoan embryo typically having the form of a hollow fluid-filled rounded cavity bounded by a single layer of cells — compare gastrula, morula

blastulation play \ˌblas-chə-ˈlā-shən\ noun


Illustration of blastula

Origin of blastula

New Latin, from Greek blastos bud — more at -blast


First Known Use: 1879


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blastula

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noun blas·tu·la \ˈblas-chə-lə\

Medical Definition of blastula

plural blastulas or blastulae \-ˌlē\play

  1. :  an early metazoan embryo typically having the form of a hollow fluid-filled rounded cavity bounded by a single layer of cells—compare gastrula, morula

blastular \-lər\play adjective
blastulation \ˌblas-chə-ˈlā-shən\play noun


Illustration of blastula


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