blastocoel

noun

blas·​to·​coel ˈbla-stə-ˌsēl How to pronounce blastocoel (audio)
variants or blastocoele
: the fluid-filled cavity of a blastula see blastula illustration
blastocoelic adjective

Word History

Etymology

blasto- + -coel

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blastocoel was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Blastocoel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blastocoel. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

blastocoel

noun
blas·​to·​coel
variants or blastocoele
: the cavity of a blastula

called also segmentation cavity

blastocoelic adjective

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