Definition of gastrulation in English:

gastrulation

noun

Embryology
  • See gastrula

    • ‘This is in accordance with other modern interpretations of gastrulation in the Porifera.’
    • ‘The final result of gastrulation is a fully differentiated larva that hatches and is free-swimming.’
    • ‘These are formed by mesenchyme cells that ingress during gastrulation, as in sea urchins.’
    • ‘During gastrulation, the mesoderm in the dorsal region develops into two main structures, the notochord and the somites.’
    • ‘I will focus here on experimental analyses of a morphogenetic process: the behavior of the amphibian dorsal marginal zone during gastrulation.’

Pronunciation

gastrulation

/ˌɡastrəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/