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 (môr′yə-lə, môr′ə-)
n. pl. mor·u·lae (-lē′)
The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres formed before the blastula and resulting from cleavage of the fertilized ovum.

[New Latin mōrula, feminine diminutive of Latin mōrum, mulberry.]

mor′u·lar adj.
mor′u·la′tion n.


n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
(Biology) embryol a solid ball of cells resulting from cleavage of a fertilized ovum
[C19: via New Latin, diminutive of Latin morum mulberry, from Greek moron]
ˈmorular adj


(ˈmɔr ʊ lə, -yʊ-)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
the mass of cells resulting from the cleavage of an ovum before the formation of a blastula.
[1855–60; < New Latin, = Latin mōr(um) mulberry + -ula -ule]
mor′u•lar, adj.


The ball of cells produced from a fertilized cell after three days. See zygote.
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Noun1.morula - a solid mass of blastomeres that forms when the zygote splitsmorula - a solid mass of blastomeres that forms when the zygote splits; develops into the blastula
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


n. mórula, masa esférica y sólida de células que resulta de la división celular del óvulo fecundado.
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