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blas·to·cyst

 (blăs′tə-sĭst′)
n.
The modified blastula that is characteristic of placental mammals. Also called blastodermic vesicle.

blas′to·cys′tic adj.
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blastocyst

(ˈblæstəʊˌsɪst)
n
1. (Biology) Also called: blastosphere the blastula of mammals: a sphere of cells (trophoblast) enclosing an inner mass of cells and a fluid-filled cavity (blastocoel)
2. (Biology) another name for germinal vesicle
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blas•to•cyst

(ˈblæs tə sɪst)

n.
the blastula of the mammalian embryo consisting of an inner cell mass, a cavity, and the trophoblast.
[1885–90]
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blastocyst

(or blastula) A hollow ball of cells formed from a morula about five days after fertilization.
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Noun1.blastocyst - the blastula of a placental mammal in which some differentiation of cells has occurred
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
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