Morula meaning

môryə-lə, môrə-
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(biology) A spherical mass of blastomeres that forms following the splitting of a zygote; it becomes the blastula.
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The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres formed before the blastula and resulting from cleavage of the fertilized ovum.
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The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres that results from cleavage of the fertilized ovum and develops into the blastula .
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A solid mass of cells, somewhat like a mulberry in shape, formed by cleavage of an ovum in the early stages of embryonic development.
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The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres formed before the blastula and resulting from cleavage of the fertilized ovum.
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Origin of morula

  • New Latin mōrula feminine diminutive of Latin mōrum mulberry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From diminutive of Latin morum (“mulberry").

    From Wiktionary