Other Word Forms
Origin of blastula
- New Latin from Greek blastos bud Latin -ula feminine diminutive suff.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From New Latin, diminutive of Ancient Greek βλαστός (blastos, “a germ, bud, sprout, shoot”), from βλαστάνειν (blastanein, “to bud, sprout, grow, properly of plants, but also of animals”).