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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.
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(Physiology) the process in which a morula is formed by the cleavage of an ovum
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"Blastocyst" is a structural description designating a fluid filled spherical form, and is generally used in embryology to indicate the stage between morulation and gastrulation.