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[blas-tuh-seel] /ˈblæs təˌsil/
noun, Embryology
the cavity of a blastula, arising in the course of cleavage.
Also, blastocoele.
Also called segmentation cavity.
1875-80; blasto- + -coel
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blastocoelic, adjective Unabridged
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  • The archenteron extends across the blastocoel until its tip touches and attaches to the opposite side of the blastocoel.
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(embryol) the cavity within a blastula Also called segmentation cavity
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blastocoel in Medicine

blastocoel blas·to·coel or blas·to·cele or blas·to·coele (blās'tə-sēl')
The fluid-filled cavity in the blastula of a developing embryo. Also called cleavage cavity, segmentation cavity.

blas'to·coe'lic adj.
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blastocoel in Science
blastocoel or blastocoele
The fluid-filled, central cavity of a blastula.
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