[ mawr-oo-luh, -yoo- ]
/ ˈmɔr ʊ lə, -yʊ- /
noun, plural mor·u·las, mor·u·lae [mawr-oo-lee, -yoo-]. /ˈmɔr ʊˌli, -yʊ-/. Embryology.
the mass of cells resulting from the cleavage of the ovum before the formation of a blastula.
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Origin of morula
1855–60; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin mōr
) mulberry + -ula-ule
OTHER WORDS FROM morulamor·u·lar, adjectivepre·mor·u·lar, adjectivepseu·do·mor·u·lar, adjective
Words nearby morula
, Morton Grove
, Morton's syndrome
, Morvan's disease
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noun plural -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
embryol a solid ball of cells resulting from cleavage of a fertilized ovum
Derived forms of morulamorular, adjective
Word Origin for morula
C19: via New Latin, diminutive of Latin morum mulberry, from Greek moron
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n. pl. mor•u•lae (-lē′)
The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres formed before the blastula and resulting from cleavage of the fertilized ovum.
Other words from morulamor′u•lar adj.mor′u•la′tion (-lā′shən) n.
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Plural morulae (môr′yə-lē′)
The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres that results from cleavage of the fertilized ovum and develops into the blastula.
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