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 gastrulation (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of gastrulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first is to study the process known as gastrulation—the point two weeks after conception when embryonic cells begin to differentiate into the body’s more than 200 cell types. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 10 June 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastrulation. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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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 gastrulation (audio) \ intransitive verb gastrulated; gastrulating

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