blastocoel

or blas·to·coele

[ blas-tuh-seel ]
/ ˈblæs təˌsil /
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noun Embryology.

the cavity of a blastula, arising in the course of cleavage.

Nearby words

  1. blasting,
  2. blasting gelatin,
  3. blasting powder,
  4. blasto-,
  5. blastochyle,
  6. blastocyst,
  7. blastocyte,
  8. blastocytoma,
  9. blastoderm,
  10. blastodermic vesicle

Origin of blastocoel

First recorded in 1875–80; blasto- + -coel

Also called segmentation cavity.

Related formsblas·to·coel·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for blastocoel

blastocoel

blastocoele

/ (ˈblæstəʊˌsiːl) /

noun

embryol the cavity within a blastulaAlso called: segmentation cavity
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Medicine definitions for blastocoel

blastocoel

n.

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


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Science definitions for blastocoel

blastocoel

blastocoele (blăstə-sēl′)

The fluid-filled, central cavity of a blastula.
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