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morula

 [mor´u-lah]
a solid mass of cells (blastomeres) resembling a mulberry, formed by cleavage of a zygote (fertilized ovum).
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mor·u·la

(mōr'ū-lă),
The solid mass of blastomeres resulting from the early cleavage divisions of the zygote. In oocytes with little yolk, the morula is a spheroid mass of cells; in forms with considerable yolk, the configuration of the morula stage is greatly modified.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. morus, mulberry]
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morula

(môr′yə-lə, môr′ə-)
n. pl. moru·lae (-lē′)
The spherical embryonic mass of blastomeres formed before the blastula and resulting from cleavage of the fertilized ovum.

mor′u·lar adj.
mor′u·la′tion n.
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morula

An early stage of embryonic development characterised by a solid ball of about 32 primitive cells.
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mor·u·la

(mōr'yū-lă)
The solid mass of blastomeres resulting from the early cleavage divisions of the zygote.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. morus, mulberry]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

morula

An early stage in the development of the embryo at which it consists of a solid spherical ball of apparently identical cells.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

morula

a solid ball of cells resulting from cleavage of a fertilized ovum. It is formed of a mass of BLASTOMERES which subsequently form a BLASTULA.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Sin embargo, el exito de la transferencia nuclear en la obtencion de blastocistos es bajo, ya que la mayoria de los embriones quedan arrestados en la etapa de morula o sufren alteracion durante la division celular (fragmentacion), debido a factores como la calidad del ovocito, el tipo de celula somatica donadora de nucleo, el numero de pasajes celulares, el metodo de clonacion empleado, la sincronizacion entre el carioplasto y el citoplasto, el medio de cultivo (simple o secuencial), el sistema de cultivo para la produccion de embriones in vitro, etcetera (Solter, 2000; Tian et al, 2003; Fujimoto et al, 2011).
Estos resultados, asociados a la ausencia de morulas en las preparaciones de capa blanca, ratifican que no se encontro evidencias de la presencia de este microorganismo en las 200 muestras equinas procesadas.
If however, the 'it' refers to the phenotypic and epigenetic state of the derived morula blastomeres, then the sentence would make sense.
En el desarrollo embrionario, se observo una diferencia significativa (p<0,05) en el porcentaje de morulas y blastocistos del grupo tratado en comparacion con C (Tabla 2).
Among the analyzed embryos, simple aneuploidy involving single chromosome anomalies was more common among embryos that developed into blastocysts and morulas.
La tasa de morulas, blastocistos, blastocistos totales y expandidos en cada medio de cultivo, fueron evaluados los dias 6; 7 y 8, respectivamente.
O diagnostico presuntivo e firmado com base nos sinais clinicos e achados laboratoriais (VARELA, 2003), porem a confirmacao se da pela visualizacao de morulas em exame de esfregaco sanguineo nos monocitos circulantes, deteccao de altos titulos de anticorpos para E.