neurula


neu·ru·la

noun \ˈnr-ə-lə, ˈnyr-, -yə-lə\
plural neu·ru·lae\-ˌlē\ or neu·ru·las

Definition of NEURULA

:  an early vertebrate embryo which follows the gastrula and in which nervous tissue begins to differentiate and the basic pattern of the vertebrate begins to emerge
neu·ru·la·tion \ˌnr-ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌnyr-, -yə-\ noun

Origin of NEURULA

New Latin, from neur- + Latin -ula -ule
First Known Use: circa 1890

neu·ru·la

noun \ˈn(y)r-(y)ə-lə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural neu·ru·lae \-ˌlē\ or neu·ru·las

Medical Definition of NEURULA

: an early vertebrate embryo which follows the gastrula and in which nervous tissue begins to differentiate and the basic pattern of the vertebrate begins to emerge
neu·ru·lar \-lər\ adjective
neu·ru·la·tion \ˌn(y)r-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

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