blastula

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noun blas·tu·la \ˈblas-chə-lə\

Definition of blastula

plural

-las

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blastulae

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  1. :  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

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Illustration of blastula

Origin and Etymology of blastula

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


First Known Use: 1879


Medical Dictionary

blastula

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noun blas·tu·la \ˈblas-chə-lə\

Medical Definition of blastula

plural

blastulas

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blastulae

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  1. :  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

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blastulation

\ˌblas-chə-ˈlā-shən\play noun

Illustration of blastula


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