neurula

[noo r-uh-luh, nyoo r-]

noun, plural neu·ru·las, neu·ru·lae [noo r-uh-lee, -lahy, nyoo r-] /ˈnʊər əˌli, -ˌlaɪ, ˈnyʊər-/. Embryology.

an embryo in the stage of development in which part of the ectoderm is differentiated into neural tissue and in which the neural tube, which develops into the brain and spinal cord, is formed.

Nearby words

  1. neurotypical,
  2. neurovaccine,
  3. neurovascular,
  4. neurovirus,
  5. neurovisceral,
  6. neurulation,
  7. neusatz,
  8. neuse,
  9. neuss,
  10. neuston

Origin of neurula

From New Latin, dating back to 1905–10; see origin at neur-, -ule

Related formsneu·ru·lar, adjective

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Medicine definitions for neurula

neurula

[nurə-lə, -yə-lə]

n. pl. neu•ru•lae (-lē′)

An early stage of embryonic development in which neurulation begins.

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