blastocoele


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blastocoele

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

blas·to·cele

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

blastocoele

/blas·to·coele/ (blas´to-sēl) the fluid-filled central segmentation cavity of the blastula.blastocoe´lic

blastocoele

[blas′təsēl′]
Etymology: Gk, blastos, germ, koilos, hollow
the fluid-filled cavity of the blastocyst in mammals and the blastula or discoblastula of lower animals. The cavity increases the surface area of the developing embryo to allow better absorption of nutrients and oxygen. Also spelled blastocoel, blastocele. Also called cleavage cavity, segmentation cavity, subgerminal cavity.

blastocoele

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

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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The increase in oxygen consumption coincident with blastocyst formation is thought to reflect an increased metabolic demand generated by the pumping of sodium and potassium ions that drives the enlargement of the blastocoele (9).
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.