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The primordial, fluid-filled cavity inside the early forms of embryo, e.g. of blastula.


The presence of this cavity indicates that the embryo is in blastula stage following morula. This cavity is important in the later gastrulation.

Word origin: Greek blastos, bud.

Related forms: blastocoelic (adjective.)


  • blastocele
  • blastocoele


  • blastocyst cavity
  • cleavage cavity
  • segmentation cavity

See also: blastula

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Stem Cells

Why killing? because an embryo is consist of blastocoel, inner cell mass and throphoblasts...the cecll which is used for stem cecll is the inner cell mass, so, we've to take out the inner cell mass out from throphoblasts.

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by victor
Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Stem Cells
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