gastrulation

noun
gas·​tru·​la·​tion | \ˌga-strə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of gastrulation 

: the process of becoming or of forming a gastrula

Other Words from gastrulation

gastrulate \ˈga-​strə-​ˌlāt \ 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

noun
gas·​tru·​la·​tion | \ˌgas-trə-ˈlā-shən \

Medical Definition of gastrulation 

: the process of becoming or of forming a gastrula

Other Words from gastrulation

gastrulate \ˈgas-​trə-​ˌlāt \ intransitive verb gastrulated; gastrulating

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