[ gas-troo-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌgæs trʊˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Embryology.

the formation of a gastrula.
any process, as invagination, by which a blastula or other form of embryo is converted into a gastrula.

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Origin of gastrulation

First recorded in 1875–80; gastrulate + -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for gastrulation

/ (ˌɡæstrʊˈleɪʃən) /


embryol the process in which a gastrula is formed from a blastula by the inward migration of cells
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Medical definitions for gastrulation

[ găs′trə-lāshən ]


Transformation of the blastula into the gastrula.
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