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Blastocoele

Definition

noun

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


Supplement

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.)

Variants:

  • blastocele
  • blastocoel

Synonyms:

  • blastocyst cavity
  • cleavage cavity
  • segmentation cavity

See also: blastula


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