stereoblastula

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From stereo- +‎ blastula.

Noun[edit]

stereoblastula (plural stereoblastulas or stereoblastulae)

  1. A blastula without a clear central cavity.
    • 2008, Tracey Irene Smart, Reproductive and Larval Biology of the Northeastern Pacific Polychaete Owenia collaris (Family Oweniidae) in Coos Bay, OR (page 8)
      Eggs can either be very yolky and produce stereoblastulae or have little to no yolk and produce coeloblastulae.