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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Pregnancy outcome following transfer of human blastocysts vitrified on electron microscopy grids after induced collapse of the blastocoele.
A major factor that affects the survival rate of blastocyst is the fluid-filled cavity called blastocoele.
Blastocoele formation and cell allocation to the inner cell mass and trophectoderm in haploid and diploid pig parthenotes developing in vitro.