blastula


blas·tu·la

noun \ˈblas-chə-lə\
plural -las or blas·tu·lae\-ˌlē\

Definition of BLASTULA

:  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
blas·tu·la·tion \ˌblas-chə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

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Origin of BLASTULA

New Latin, from Greek blastos bud — more at -blast
First Known Use: 1879

blas·tu·la

noun \ˈblas-chə-lə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -las or blas·tu·lae \-ˌlē\

Medical Definition of BLASTULA

: 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
blas·tu·lar \-lər\ adjective
blas·tu·la·tion \ˌblas-chə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

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