neurula

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noun neu·ru·la \ˈnu̇r-ə-lə, ˈnyu̇r-, -yə-lə\

Definition of neurula

plural

neurulae

play \ˈnu̇r-ə-ˌlē, ˈnyu̇r-, -yə-lə\ or

neurulas

  1. :  an early vertebrate embryo which follows the gastrula and in which nervous tissue begins to differentiate and the basic pattern of the vertebrate begins to emerge

neurulation

play \ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌnyu̇r-, -yə-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of neurula

New Latin, from neur- + Latin -ula -ule


First Known Use: 1878


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neurula

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noun neu·ru·la \ˈn(y)u̇r-(y)ə-lə\

Medical Definition of neurula

plural

neurulae

\-ˌlē\play or

neurulas

  1. :  an early vertebrate embryo which follows the gastrula and in which nervous tissue begins to differentiate and the basic pattern of the vertebrate begins to emerge

neurular

\-lər\play adjective

neurulation

\ˌn(y)u̇r-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən\play noun

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