Definition of Blastocyst

1. Noun. The blastula of a placental mammal in which some differentiation of cells has occurred.

Exact synonyms: Blastodermic Vessicle
Generic synonyms: Blastosphere, Blastula



Definition of Blastocyst

1. n. The germinal vesicle.

Definition of Blastocyst

1. Noun. (biology) The mammalian blastula ¹

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Definition of Blastocyst

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Blastocyst

1. In mammalian development, cleavage produces a thin walled hollow sphere, whose wall is the trophoblast, with the embryo proper being represented by a mass of cells at one side. The blastocyst is formed before implantation and is equivalent to the blastula. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blastocyst

blasto-
blastocarpous
blastocele
blastoceles
blastocelic
blastocladiella
blastocle
blastocoel
blastocoele
blastocoeles
blastocoelic
blastocoels
blastoconidia
blastoconidial
blastoconidium
blastocyst (current term)
blastocystina
blastocystis
blastocystis hominis
blastocystis infections
blastocysts
blastocyte
blastocytes
blastocytoma
blastoderm
blastodermal
blastodermatic
blastodermic
blastodermic disk
blastodermic ectoderm

Literary usage of Blastocyst

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1. Manual of antenatal pathology and hygiene by John William Ballantyne (1904)
"... Ovum and Sperm Production, Maturation, Fertilisation, Segmentation, blastocyst Formation : Pathology of the blastocyst ; Hydatid Moles, Abortion Sacs ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"The ovum, entering the uterine cavity at the close of segmentation, forms a small blastocyst consisting of an outer or trophoblast layer and an inner ..."

3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1908)
"The first point to notice is that the blastocyst is implanted upon the ... The blastocyst is not received into a crypt or an enlarged glandular orifice. ..."

4. Manual of antenatal pathology and hygiene by John William Ballantyne (1904)
"... Ovum and Sperm Production, Maturation, Fertilisation, Segmentation, blastocyst Formation : Pathology of the blastocyst ; Hydatid Moles, Abortion Sacs ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"The ovum, entering the uterine cavity at the close of segmentation, forms a small blastocyst consisting of an outer or trophoblast layer and an inner ..."

6. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1908)
"The first point to notice is that the blastocyst is implanted upon the ... The blastocyst is not received into a crypt or an enlarged glandular orifice. ..."

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