blastocoele


blastocoele

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n.
the fluid-filled cavity that develops within the blastocyst. The cavity increases the surface area of the embryo and thus improves its ability to absorb nutrients and oxygen.

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blas·to·coele (blasґto-sēl) [blasto- + -coele] the fluid-filled cavity of the mass of cells (blastula) produced by cleavage of a zygote. Sometimes spelled blastocoel. Called also cleavage, or segmentation, cavity. blastocelic, blastocoelic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Blastocoele — Blastocyst …   Wikipedia

  • blastocoele — or blastocele [blas′tō sēl΄, blas′təsēl] n. 〚 BLASTO + COELE〛 the segmentation cavity of a developing ovum or of the blastula * * * …   Universalium

  • blastocoele — or blastocele [blas′tō sēl΄, blas′təsēl] n. [ BLASTO + COELE] the segmentation cavity of a developing ovum or of the blastula …   English World dictionary

  • Blastocoele — blastocoel lastocoel, Blastocoele Blas to*c[oe]le blastocoele lastocoele, n. [Gr. blasto s sprout + koi^los hollow.] (Biol.) The cavity inside a blastula; also called {segmentation cavity}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blastocoele — blastocoel lastocoel, Blastocoele Blas to*c[oe]le blastocoele lastocoele, n. [Gr. blasto s sprout + koi^los hollow.] (Biol.) The cavity inside a blastula; also called {segmentation cavity}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blastocoele — noun see blastocoel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blastocoele — noun The fluid filled cavity in a blastula …   Wiktionary

  • blastocoele — n. fluid filled cavity surrounded of a blastula (early embryonic stage) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blastocoele — blas·to·coele …   English syllables

  • blastocoele — n. the fluid filled cavity that develops within the blastocyst. The cavity increases the surface area of the embryo and thus improves its ability to absorb nutrients and oxygen …   The new mediacal dictionary


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