blastocoel

noun
blas·​to·​coel | \ ˈbla-stə-ˌsēl How to pronounce blastocoel (audio) \
variants: or blastocoele

Definition of blastocoel

: the fluid-filled cavity of a blastula — see blastula illustration

Other Words from blastocoel

blastocoelic \ ˌbla-​stə-​ˈsē-​lik How to pronounce blastocoelic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of blastocoel

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blastocoel

blasto- + -coel

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“Blastocoel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blastocoel. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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blastocoel

noun
blas·​to·​coel
variants: or blastocoele \ ˈblas-​tə-​ˌsēl How to pronounce blastocoele (audio) \

Medical Definition of blastocoel

: the cavity of a blastula

called also segmentation cavity

Other Words from blastocoel

blastocoelic \ ˌblas-​tə-​ˈsē-​lik How to pronounce blastocoelic (audio) \ adjective

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