blastula

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From New Latin, diminutive of Ancient Greek βλαστός (blastos, a germ, bud, sprout, shoot), from βλαστάνειν (blastanein, to bud, sprout, grow, properly of plants, but also of animals).

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blastula (plural blastulas or blastulae)

  1. (embryology) An early form in the development of an embryo, consisting of a spherical layer of cells filled with fluid; a blastosphere.

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(index b)

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  • Hyphenation: blas‧tu‧la

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blastula

  1. (embryology) blastula

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