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Noun1.blastocele - the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastulablastocele - 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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Serum can adversely affect the development of embryos at several levels: precocious blastocele formation, abnormal mitochondrial ultrastructure, perturbations in metabolism [2, 15] and the accumulation of LD in in vitro produced (IVP) embryos [2].
La masa celular interna (futuro embrion) y la masa celular externa (futura placenta) dejan entrar liquido en los espacios intercelulares hasta formar el blastocele.
10: esbozo del labio dorsal del blastoporo y del arquenteron visibles en la region posterior, blastocele excentrico.
Ten of the fertilised oocytes resembled normal phenotype and had the following grades: 3 were hatched blastocysts, 4 were hatching blastocysts and 3 were at the blastocele stage.