a solid mass of cells, somewhat like a mulberry in shape, formed by cleavage of an ovum in the early stages of embryonic development
Origin of morulaModL, diminutive of Classical Latin morum, mulberry
The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres formed before the blastula and resulting from cleavage of the fertilized ovum.
Origin of morulaNew Latin m&omacron;rula, feminine diminutive of Latin m&omacron;rum, mulberry.
From diminutive of Latin morum (“mulberry").