from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The modified blastula that is characteristic of placental mammals. Also called blastodermic vesicle.
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- n. The mammalian blastula
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The germinal vesicle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The germinal vesicle. N. E. D. See blastoderm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the blastula of a placental mammal in which some differentiation of cells has occurred
Who gets to decide if a blastocyst is a child or not?
I know that a fetus, embryo or blastocyst is not a baby … or a person, they just have the potential to become one.
Douglas, if you truly believe that a blastocyst is morally equivalent to a (let's say) four year old boy, then they are indeed butchering and murdering them, and an evil larger than the Nazi Holocaust is going on.
No. Douglas, if you truly believe that a blastocyst is morally equivalent to a (let's say) four year old boy, then they are indeed butchering and murdering them, and an evil larger than the Nazi Holocaust is going on.
Pro-choice, in comparison, infringes upon the rights of no one else (and no, a blastocyst is not a person).
When Bush and his fundies can look down a microscope and tell which blastocyst is a boy or a girl, I will support his veto.
Kazan says: hey Ed Schultz – a blastocyst is not a baby. an embryo is not a baby, a featus is not a baby.
They come from a 5-day-old, ball-shaped embryo called the blastocyst, and not from fetuses.
Then why would the government be allowed to decide the converse — that a microscpopic blastocyst is a person when the people who created it say it isn’t?
For many of us, abortion of a fertilized egg (a cluster of already multiplying cells called a blastocyst) is not acceptable ‘back up’ in case of conception.