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blastopore

[blas-tuh-pawr, -pohr] /ˈblæs təˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr/
noun, Embryology
1.
the opening of an archenteron.
Origin of blastopore
1875-1880
1875-80; blasto- + -pore passage; see pore2
Related forms
blastoporic
[blas-tuh-pawr-ik, -por-] /ˈblæs təˈpɔr ɪk, -ˈpɒr-/ (Show IPA),
blastoporal
[blas-tuh-pawr-uh l, -pohr-] /ˌblæs təˈpɔr əl, -ˈpoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • They develop their embryo by spiral cleavage, and the blastopore of the gastrula develops into the mouth.
blastopore in Medicine

blastopore blas·to·pore (blās'tə-pôr')
n.
The opening into the archenteron formed by the invagination of the blastula to form a gastrula.


blas'to·por'ic or blas'to·por'al (-pôr'əl) adj.
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