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gastrulae Explained

gastrulae at English irregular forms Of Explained:

pl. of {gastrula}

Gastrulae at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Gastrula \Gas"tru*la\, n.; pl. {Gastrul[ae]}[NL., dim. fr. Gr. ?
the stomach.] (Biol.)
An embryonic form having its origin in the invagination or
pushing in of the wall of the planula or blastula (the
blastosphere) on one side, thus giving rise to a
double-walled sac, with one opening or mouth (the blastopore)
which leads into the cavity (the archenteron) lined by the
inner wall (the hypoblast). See Illust. under {Invagination}.
In a more general sense, an ideal stage in embryonic
development. See {Gastr[ae]a}. -- a. Of or pertaining to a

gastrulae at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : double-walled stage of the embryo resulting from
invagination of the blastula; the outer layer of cells is
the ectoderm and the inner layer differentiates into the
mesoderm and endoderm
[also: {gastrulae} (pl)]

See {gastrula}

gastrulae at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: plural of » gastrula

  • Translation: my » gastrulae