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n. pl. gas·tru·las or gas·tru·lae (-lē′)
An embryo at the stage following the blastula, after the movement of cells results in the formation of the three germ layers, ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm.
[New Latin : Greek gastēr, gastr-, belly + Latin -ula, feminine diminutive suff.]
gas′tru·lar (-lər) adj.
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n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
[C19: New Latin: little stomach, from Greek gastēr belly]
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gas•tru•la(ˈgæs trʊ lə)
n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
an embryo in an early stage of development during which the blastula differentiates into two cell layers and the central cavity becomes the archenteron.
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Plural gastrulas or gastrulae (găs′trə-lē′)
An embryo at the stage following the blastula, in which the cells are distributed into layers that eventually develop into the organs of the body. Compare blastula.
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|Noun||1.||gastrula - double-walled stage of the embryo resulting from invagination of the blastula; the outer layer of cells is the ectoderm and the inner layer differentiates into the mesoderm and endoderm|
conceptus, fertilized egg, embryo - an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
archenteron - central cavity of the gastrula; becomes the intestinal or digestive cavity
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n. gástrula, etapa primitiva del desarrollo embriónico.
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