Dictionary » B » Blastulation




The formation of blastula following the morula stage during the embryonic development of an animal.


Blastulation is the process following the morula and precedes the gastrulation. It entails cleavage resulting in a blastula consisting of about 128 cells. It is marked by the presence of a blastocoel.

Word origin: from Greek (blastos), meaning "sprout"

See also: blastula

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Embryo Development

zygote, blastula, morula, gastrula, embryo gametogenesis fertilization blastulation gastrulation neurulation= only in Chordates organogenesis Hope this helps.

See entire post
by Volvox
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Embryo Development
Replies: 8
Views: 6801

This page was last modified 23:52, 29 January 2010. This page has been accessed 20,318 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link