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neurula

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noun neu·ru·la \ˈnu̇r-ə-lə, ˈnyu̇r-, -yə-lə\

Definition of neurula

plural neu·ru·laeplay \-ˌlē\ or neu·ru·las

  1. :  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 play \ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌnyu̇r-, -yə-\ noun


Origin of neurula

New Latin, from neur- + Latin -ula -ule


First Known Use: circa 1890


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neurula

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noun neu·ru·la \ˈn(y)u̇r-(y)ə-lə\

Medical Definition of neurula

plural neu·ru·lae \-ˌlē\play or neu·ru·las

  1. :  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

  2. neu·ru·lar \-lər\play adjective
    neu·ru·la·tion \ˌn(y)u̇r-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən\play noun




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