blastopore

[ blas-tuh-pawr, -pohr ]
/ ˈblæs təˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr /

noun Embryology.

the opening of an archenteron.

Origin of blastopore

1875–80; blasto- + -pore passage; see pore2

Related forms

blas·to·por·ic [blas-tuh-pawr-ik, -por-] /ˈblæs təˈpɔr ɪk, -ˈpɒr-/, blas·to·po·ral [blas-tuh-pawr-uh l, -pohr-] /ˌblæs təˈpɔr əl, -ˈpoʊr-/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for blastopore

blastopore

[ blăstə-pôr′ ]

n.

The opening into the archenteron formed by the invagination of the blastula to form a gastrula.

Related forms

blas′to•poric null adj.
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