noun, plural mor·u·las, mor·u·lae [mawr-oo-lee, -yoo-] /ˈmɔr ʊˌli, -yʊ-/. Embryology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM morulamor·u·lar, adjectivepre·mor·u·lar, adjectivepseu·do·mor·u·lar, adjective
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Morula, mor′ū-la, n. condition of an ovum after complete segmentation: button-scurvy.
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
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.
We called this accumulation of cells the mulberry state (Morula), because it resembles a mulberry or blackberry.The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)|Ernst Haeckel