Definition of Gastrulation

1. Noun. The process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells.


Definition of Gastrulation

1. n. The process of invagination, in embryonic development, by which a gastrula is formed.

Definition of Gastrulation

1. Noun. (embryology biology) The stage of embryo development at which a gastrula is formed from the blastula by the inward migration of cells ¹

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Definition of Gastrulation

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Medical Definition of Gastrulation

1. During embryonic development of most animals a complex and co-ordinated series of cellular movements occurs at the end of cleavage. The details of these movements, gastrulation, vary from species to species, but usually result in the formation of the three primary germ layers, ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gastrulation

gastrotricha
gastrotrichs
gastrotrocha
gastrotropic
gastrovascular
gastroxia
gastroxynsis
gastrulae
gastrular
gastrulas
gastrulate
gastrulated
gastrulates
gastrulating
gastrulations
gastrura
gastrurous
gasts
gasworker
gasworkers
gasworks
gat
gat-toothed
gatc
gatch
gate
gate-control hypothesis
gate-control theory

Literary usage of Gastrulation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Outlines of Chordate Development by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"The first indication of gastrulation is the flattening of the vegetal pole of the blastula (Fig. 6, A), which is soon followed by the appearance of a slight ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1911)
"BIOLOGICAL BULLETIN SOME REMARKS ON THE gastrulation OF DESMOGNATHUS FUSCA. WILLIAM A. HILTON. For the last three or four years I have ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"4, 5, andio) ; 17. gastrulation completed (and to be followed, not preceded as in the other ... crustaceans. a kind of gastrulation ensues directly upon ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"THE gastrulation OF THE EGG OF BUFO LENTIGINOSUS. HELEN DEAN KING. AN examination of the literature dealing with the early development of the amphibian egg ..."

5. Chimæroid Fishes and Their Development by Bashford Dean (1906)
"gastrulation. The stage shown in surface view in plate v, fig. ... For it may be accepted as providing a key to the problem of gastrulation not only in this ..."

6. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"gastrulation. — Differentiation may be said to begin at about this point, although, as we have seen, the undivided zygote, in many cases, is regionally ..."

7. Outlines of Chordate Development by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"The first indication of gastrulation is the flattening of the vegetal pole of the blastula (Fig. 6, A), which is soon followed by the appearance of a slight ..."

8. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1911)
"BIOLOGICAL BULLETIN SOME REMARKS ON THE gastrulation OF DESMOGNATHUS FUSCA. WILLIAM A. HILTON. For the last three or four years I have ..."

9. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"4, 5, andio) ; 17. gastrulation completed (and to be followed, not preceded as in the other ... crustaceans. a kind of gastrulation ensues directly upon ..."

10. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"THE gastrulation OF THE EGG OF BUFO LENTIGINOSUS. HELEN DEAN KING. AN examination of the literature dealing with the early development of the amphibian egg ..."

11. Chimæroid Fishes and Their Development by Bashford Dean (1906)
"gastrulation. The stage shown in surface view in plate v, fig. ... For it may be accepted as providing a key to the problem of gastrulation not only in this ..."

12. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"gastrulation. — Differentiation may be said to begin at about this point, although, as we have seen, the undivided zygote, in many cases, is regionally ..."

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