blastocoele


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blas·to·coel

or blas·to·coele  (blăs′tə-sēl′)
n.
The fluid-filled, central cavity of a blastula. Also called segmentation cavity.

blas′to·coe′lic adj.
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Noun1.blastocoele - the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastulablastocoele - the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula
blastosphere, blastula - early stage of an embryo produced by cleavage of an ovum; a liquid-filled sphere whose wall is composed of a single layer of cells; during this stage (about eight days after fertilization) implantation in the wall of the uterus occurs
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
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A major factor that affects the survival rate of blastocyst is the fluid-filled cavity called blastocoele.
After three days of culture, the embryos were checked for blastocoele development.
Furthermore, it was reported that in mice, during the in vitro culture of embryos, EGF promoted the blastocoele formation (Wood and Kaye, 1989), and it also increased the blastocyst development rate of bovine and porcine embryos (Harper and Brackett, 1993; Wei et al.