morula

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noun mor·u·la \ ˈmȯr-(y)ə-lə , ˈmär- \

Definition of morula

plural morulae play \ˈmȯr-(y)ə-ˌlē, -ˌlī, ˈmär-\ also morulas
:a globular solid mass of blastomeres formed by cleavage of a zygote that typically precedes the blastula

morular

play \ˈmȯr-(y)ə-lər, ˈmär-\ adjective

morulation

play \ˌmȯr-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌmär-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of morula

New Latin, from Latin morum mulberry, from Greek moron


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morula

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noun mor·u·la \ ˈmȯr-(y)ə-lə, ˈmär- \

medical Definition of morula

plural morulae play \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
:a globular solid mass of blastomeres formed by cleavage of a zygote that typically precedes the blastula — compare gastrula

morular

play \-lər\ adjective

morulation

play \ˌmȯr-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌmär-\ noun

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