morulation
noun see morula

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Morulation — Mor u*la tion, n. (Biol.) The process of cleavage, or segmentation, of the ovum, by which a morula is formed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • morulation — n. [L. dim. morus, mulberry] Formation of the morula during holoblastic egg cleavage …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • morulation — See morular. * * * …   Universalium

  • morulation — Formation of the morula. * * * mor·u·la·tion (mor″u laґshən) the process of formation of the morula …   Medical dictionary

  • morulation — n. (Embryology) formation of a mass of cells before the formation of the blastula (early stage in embryonic development) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • morulation — mor·u·la·tion …   English syllables

  • morulation — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈlāshən noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin morula + English ation : formation of a morula …   Useful english dictionary

  • morula — noun (plural morulae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin morum mulberry, from Greek moron Date: 1874 a globular solid mass of blastomeres formed by cleavage of a zygote that typically precedes the blastula • morular adjective • morulation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • morula — [môr′yo͞o lə, môr′ələ] n. pl. morulae [môr′yo͞olē΄] [ModL, dim. of L morum,MULBERRY] a solid mass of cells, somewhat like a mulberry in shape, formed by cleavage of an ovum in the early stages of embryonic development morular adj. morulation n …   English World dictionary

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