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morula

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noun mor·u·la \ˈmȯr-(y)ə-lə, ˈmär-\

Definition of morula

plural

morulae

play \-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 and Etymology of morula

New Latin, from Latin morum mulberry, from Greek moron


First Known Use: 1874


Medical Dictionary

morula

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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



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