neurulation

[ noo r-uh-ley-shuh n, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər əˈleɪ ʃən, ˌnyʊər- /

noun

the formation of a neurula.

Origin of neurulation

First recorded in 1885–90; neurul(a) + -ation
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Medicine definitions for neurulation

neurulation
[ nur′ə-lāshən, -yə-lā- ]

n.

The formation of the embryonic neural plate and its transformation into the neural tube.
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