blastocoel

[blas-tuh-seel]
noun Embryology.
the cavity of a blastula, arising in the course of cleavage.
Also, blastocoele.
Also called segmentation cavity.


Origin:
1875–80; blasto- + -coel

blastocoelic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To blastocoel
Collins
World English Dictionary
blastocoel or blastocoele (ˈblæstəʊˌsiːl)
 
n
embryol Also called: segmentation cavity the cavity within a blastula
 
blastocoele or blastocoele
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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


blas'to·coe'lic adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
blastocoel or blastocoele   (blās'tə-sēl')  Pronunciation Key 
The fluid-filled, central cavity of a blastula.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The archenteron extends across the blastocoel until its tip touches and attaches to the opposite side of the blastocoel.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;