noun am·phi·blas·tu·la \¦amfə̇-\

Definition of amphiblastula



  1. :  a free-swimming larva of certain sponges that is essentially a blastula with small flagellated cells in one hemisphere and large nonflagellated cells in the other

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Origin and Etymology of amphiblastula

New Latin, from amphi- + blastula

First Known Use: 1875

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a trip made at another's expense

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