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blastocoel

or blas·to·coele

[blas-tuh-seel]
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noun Embryology.
  1. the cavity of a blastula, arising in the course of cleavage.

Origin of blastocoel

First recorded in 1875–80; blasto- + -coel
Also called segmentation cavity.
Related formsblas·to·coel·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for blastocoel

Historical Examples

  • The central part of the blastosphere is called the segmentation cavity or blastocoel.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for blastocoel

blastocoel

blastocoele

noun
  1. embryol the cavity within a blastulaAlso called: segmentation cavity
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blastocoel in Medicine

blastocoel

n.
  1. The fluid-filled cavity in the blastula of a developing embryo.cleavage cavity segmentation cavity
Related formsblas′to•coelic adj.
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blastocoel in Science

blastocoel

  1. The fluid-filled, central cavity of a blastula.
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