morula


mor·u·la

noun \ˈmr-(y)ə-lə, ˈmär-\
plural mor·u·lae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

Definition of MORULA

:  a globular solid mass of blastomeres formed by cleavage of a zygote that typically precedes the blastula
mor·u·lar \-lər\ adjective
mor·u·la·tion \ˌmr-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌmär-\ noun

Origin of MORULA

New Latin, from Latin morum mulberry, from Greek moron
First Known Use: 1874

mor·u·la

noun \ˈmr-(y)ə-lə, ˈmär-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mor·u·lae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

Medical Definition of MORULA

: a globular solid mass of blastomeres formed by cleavage of a zygote that typically precedes the blastula—compare gastrula
mor·u·lar \-lər\ adjective
mor·u·la·tion \ˌmr-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌmär-\ noun

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