blastula

noun blas·tu·la \ ˈblas-chə-lə \

Definition of blastula

plural -las or blastulae play \-ˌlē\
:an early metazoan embryo typically having the form of a hollow fluid-filled rounded cavity bounded by a single layer of cells — compare gastrula, morula

blastulation

play \ˌblas-chə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Illustration of blastula

Origin and Etymology of blastula

New Latin, from Greek blastos bud — more at -blast


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blastula

noun blas·tu·la \ ˈblas-chə-lə \

medical Definition of blastula

plural -las or blastulae play \-ˌlē\
:an early metazoan embryo typically having the form of a hollow fluid-filled rounded cavity bounded by a single layer of cells — compare gastrula, morula

blastular

play \-lər\ adjective

blastulation

play \ˌblas-chə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Illustration of blastula


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