blastocoele


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blastocoele

 [blas´to-sēl]
the fluid-filled central segmentation cavity of the mass of the blastula.
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blas·to·cele

, blastocoele (blas'tō-sēl, blas'tō-sēl),
The cavity in the blastula of a developing embryo.
[blasto- + G. koilos, hollow]
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blastocoele

The cavity formed within the mass of cells of the blastula of many animals during the later stages of cleavage.
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blas·to·cele

(blas'tō-sēl)
The cavity in the blastula of a developing embryo, such as in amphibians, reptiles, and birds.
Synonym(s): cleavage cavity, segmentation cavity, blastocoele.
[blasto- + G. koilos, hollow]
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Blastocoele collapse by micropipetting prior to vitrification gives excellent survival and pregnancy outcomes for human day 5 and 6 expanded blastocysts.
In the case of mice, EGF promoted the formation of blastocoeles (Wood and Kaye, 1989; Paria et al., 1994) and increased blastocyst development rate of bovine embryos (Coskun et al., 1991; Harper and Brackett, 1993), as well as the cell number of blastocysts (Lee and Fukui, 1995) so as to increase embryo development rate (Wei et al., 2001).
Continued cell division along with accumulation of fluids in the blastocoele causes the blastocyst to expand in size.
Blastocyst An early form of the embryo consisting of an inner cell mass with a thin layer of trophoblasts forming the wall of the blastocoele.