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morula

play
noun mor·u·la \ˈmȯr-(y)ə-lə, ˈmär-\

Definition of morula

plural morulaeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

  1. :  a globular solid mass of blastomeres formed by cleavage of a zygote that typically precedes the blastula

morular play \-lər\ adjective
morulation play \ˌmȯr-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌmär-\ noun


Origin of morula

New Latin, from Latin morum mulberry, from Greek moron


First Known Use: 1874


Medical Dictionary

morula

play
noun mor·u·la \ˈmȯr-(y)ə-lə, ˈmär-\

Medical Definition of morula

plural morulae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\play

  1. :  a globular solid mass of blastomeres formed by cleavage of a zygote that typically precedes the blastula—compare gastrula

morular \-lər\play adjective
morulation \ˌmȯr-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌmär-\play noun



Learn More about morula

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "morula" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "morula"


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