adjective see gastrula

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  • gastrular — See gastrula. * * * …   Universalium

  • gastrular — gas·tru·lar …   English syllables

  • gastrular — adjective see gastrula …   Useful english dictionary

  • gastrula — gastrular, adj. /gas troo leuh/, n., pl. gastrulas, gastrulae / lee /. Embryol. a metazoan embryo in an early state of germ layer formation following the blastula stage, consisting of a cuplike body of two layers of cells, the ectoderm and… …   Universalium

  • gastrula — noun (plural las or gastrulae) Etymology: New Latin, from gastr Date: 1876 an early metazoan embryo in which the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm are established either by invagination of the blastula (as in fish and amphibians) to form a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gastrula — n. [Gr. dim. gaster, stomach] Embryonic stage resembling a sac with an outer layer of epiblastic cells (ectoderm) and an inner layer of hypoblastic cells (endoderm and mesoderm); the enclosed cavity is the archenteron or gastrocoel; gastrular adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • para — para·cen·tric; para·chordal; para·chute; para·drop; para·medic; para·noi·ac; para·noid; para·phrase; para·ple·gic; para·sphenoid; para·sympathetic; para·thyroid; para·typhoid; epi·para·sitism; para·biotically; para·blas·tic; para·blep·sis;… …   English syllables

  • paragastrular — para·gastrular …   English syllables

  • gastrula — /ˈgæstrələ/ (say gastruhluh) noun (plural gastrulae /ˈgæstrəli/ (say gastruhlee)) the developing embryo when it consists of the three germ layers, occupying their characteristic positions. {New Latin, diminutive of Greek gastēr belly, stomach}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • perienteron — |perē+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from peri + enteron : the space between the inner and outer gastrular walls of an embryo : the primitive body cavity distinguished from archenteron …   Useful english dictionary

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