In the gastrula stage of an embryo, the opening that connects the archenteron with the outside; represents the future mouth in some animals (protostomes), the future anus in others (deutrostomes.)

Blas"to*pore (?), n. [Gr. sprout + E. pore.] Biol.

The pore or opening leading into the cavity of invagination, or archenteron.

[See Illust. of Invagination.]

Balfour.

 

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