This morula, as I have called it, reproduces the next stage in the development of life.
This stage is called the morula (“mulberry,” which it somewhat resembles in shape).
As a consequence of this superficial concentration we get segmentation of the vitellus, with the production of a morula.
We called this accumulation of cells the mulberry state (morula), because it resembles a mulberry or blackberry.
morula, mor′ū-la, n. condition of an ovum after complete segmentation: button-scurvy.
A vertebrate ovum in this stage of complete segmentation is called the morula from its resemblance to a mulberry (Fig. 4).
morula mor·u·la (môr'yə-lə, môr'ə-)
n. pl. mor·u·lae (-lē')
The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres formed before the blastula and resulting from cleavage of the fertilized ovum.