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Noun: blastula (blastulas,blastulae)  blas-chû-lu
  1. Early stage of an embryo produced by cleavage of an ovum; a liquid-filled sphere whose wall is composed of a single layer of cells; during this stage (about eight days after fertilization) implantation in the wall of the uterus occurs
    - blastosphere

Derived forms: blastulas, blastulae

Type of: conceptus, embryo, fertilised egg [Brit], fertilized egg

Encyclopedia: Blastula