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blas·tu·la

 (blăs′chə-lə)
n. pl. blas·tu·las or blas·tu·lae (-lē′)
An early embryonic form produced by cleavage of a fertilized ovum and consisting of a spherical layer of cells surrounding a fluid-filled cavity. Also called blastosphere.

[New Latin : from Greek blastos, bud + Latin -ula, feminine diminutive suff.]

blas′tu·lar adj.
blas′tu·la′tion (-lā′shən) n.
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Cell-marking experiments would be required to test whether the wrinkles result also from differences in the physical properties and construction of the blastular epithelium (Henry et al., 1991).