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Beginning of cavitation

Early stage 3 embryo in vitro at the beginning of cavitation (arrow). Minor decompaction is evident.

From: Veeck and Zaninovic´, 2003. Reproduced with permission of the publisher, Francis and Taylor Group.

Keywords: beginning of cavitation, decompaction, exterior part of blastomere cell membrane, nucleus, subzonal space, zona pellucida

Source: The Virtual Human Embryo.