inner cell mass



The mass at the embryonic pole of the blastocyst concerned with the formation of the body of the embryo.

Nearby words

  1. innateness hypothesis,
  2. inner,
  3. inner automorphism,
  4. inner bar,
  5. inner barrister,
  6. inner child,
  7. inner circle,
  8. inner city,
  9. inner ear,
  10. inner hebrides

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