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[noo r-uh-luh, nyoo r-] /ˈnʊər ə lə, ˈnyʊər-/
noun, plural neurulas, neurulae
[noo r-uh-lee, -lahy, nyoo r-] /ˈnʊər əˌli, -ˌlaɪ, ˈnyʊər-/ (Show IPA).
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.
Origin of neurula
1905-10; < New Latin; see neur-, -ule
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neurular, adjective Unabridged
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neurula in Medicine

neurula neu·ru·la (nur'ə-lə, -yə-lə, nyur'-)
n. pl. neu·ru·lae (-lē')
An early stage of embryonic development in which neurulation begins.

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