- the mass of cells resulting from the cleavage of the ovum before the formation of a blastula.
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A vertebrate ovum in this stage of complete segmentation is called the morula from its resemblance to a mulberry (Fig. 4).The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
Morula, mor′ū-la, n. condition of an ovum after complete segmentation: button-scurvy.
This stage is called the morula (“mulberry,” which it somewhat resembles in shape).
This morula, as I have called it, reproduces the next stage in the development of life.
As a consequence of this superficial concentration we get segmentation of the vitellus, with the production of a morula.The Mechanism of Life
- embryol a solid ball of cells resulting from cleavage of a fertilized ovum
Word Origin for morula
- The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres formed before the blastula and resulting from cleavage of the fertilized ovum.
- The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres that results from cleavage of the fertilized ovum and develops into the blastula.