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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.
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Also called segmentation cavity.

Origin of blastocoel

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

OTHER WORDS FROM blastocoel

blas·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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Scientific definitions for blastocoel

blastocoel
blastocoele (blăstə-sēl′)

The fluid-filled, central cavity of a blastula.
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