blastopore[blas′tō pôr′, -tə-]
blastopore definition by Webster's New World
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the opening into the gastrula cavity
Origin: blasto- plush pore
blastopore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The opening of the archenteron.
Origin: blasto- + pore2.
- blasˌto·porˈic, blasˌto·porˈal adjective
blastopore - Medical Definition
The opening into the archenteron formed by the invagination of the blastula to form a gastrula.
- blastoporic, blasˌto·porˈal adjective