gastrulation

noun
gas·​tru·​la·​tion | \ ˌga-strə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce gastrulation (audio) \

Definition of gastrulation

: the process of becoming or of forming a gastrula

Other Words from gastrulation

gastrulate \ ˈga-​strə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce gastrulate (audio) \ intransitive verb

First Known Use of gastrulation

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gastrulation

borrowed from German Gastrulation, from Gastrula gastrula + -ation -ation

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“Gastrulation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastrulation. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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gastrulation

noun
gas·​tru·​la·​tion | \ ˌgas-trə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce gastrulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of gastrulation

: the process of becoming or of forming a gastrula

Other Words from gastrulation

gastrulate \ ˈgas-​trə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce gastrulate (audio) \ intransitive verb gastrulated; gastrulating

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