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Completed hatching process

Stage 3 embryo in vitro that has completed the hatching process. The blastocyst increases in size substantially once free of the zona pellucida.

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

Keywords: abembryonic pole, blastocystic cavity (blastocoele), completed hatching process, embryonic pole, hatched blastocyst, hatched embryo, inner cell mass (embryoblast), mural trophoblast, zona pellucida shell

Source: The Virtual Human Embryo.