from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The fluid-filled, central cavity of a blastula. Also called segmentation cavity.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of blastocoele.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The cavity inside a blastula; -- also called segmentation cavity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the fluid-filled cavity inside a blastula


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  • The blastocyst is a sphere made up of an outer layer of cells (the trophoblast), a fluid-filled cavity (the blastocoel), and a cluster of cells on the interior (the inner cell mass).

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  • Perhaps they're hoping the the terms "trophoblast", "blastocoel", and "blastocyst" will disguise the fact that we're talking about a human being?

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  • In this intermediate stage there are two cavities in the embryo -- the original cavity (blastocoel) which is disappearing, and the primitive gut-cavity (progaster) which is forming.

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  • A blastula, with wide embryonic cavity (blastocoel, bl), g incipient invagination.

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  • Cell migration is visible through the transparent blastocoel roof of the gastrula.

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  • At the beginning of gastrulation, the blastocoel roof is one cell thick, and the dorsal lip of the blastopore forms below the equator of the embryo.

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  • Peirce SM, Skalak TC, Davidson L, Marsden M, et al. (2004) Multicellular computer simulation of morphogenesis: blastocoel roof thinning and matrix assembly in Xenopus laevis.

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  • Consistent with previous studies [21], ectopic Pmar1-misexpressing cells ingressed into the blastocoel at the same time as endogenous primary mesenchyme cells.

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  • DIC images in (B) d and h, (C) d and h, and (D) d illustrate the absence of detectable developmental defects in injected embryos. gfp-expressing cells containing Pmar1 in (D) panels g and h have adopted a mesenchyme phenotype and ingressed into the blastocoel at 20 h p.f. ActivinB Is a Critical Component of Both PMC and EM-GRNs Underlying Pmar1 - Dependent Induction

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