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Fig. 80. Diagrams representing hypothetical stages in the development of the human embryo

A, Morula; compare with Fig. 55, a.

B, Morula with differentiated superficial cells; compare with Fig- 55) b.

C, Central cells have become vacuolized to form the yolk cavity, leaving a small group (the inner cell mass) attached to the enveloping layer (trophoderm) ; compare with Fig- 5 5 , d.

D, Cells of the inner cell mass which are adjacent to the yolk cavity have become differentiated and have begun to grow around the cavity, forming the entoderm; compare with Fig. 59, a.

The series of diagrams in Figs. 80, 81 and 82 has been constructed to give the student a general idea of the changes that occur in the early stages of human development. It must be recognized, however, that the diagrams represent purely hypothetical stages up to the conditions shown in diagram B in Fig. 81 which corresponds roughly to the Bryce-Teacher embryo (Fig. 73) ; even in this diagram the extent of the mesoderm is much less than in the known human embryo. In Fig. 82 diagram A approximates the Peters embryo (Fig. 74), diagram D the von Spee embryo (Fig. 77). The history of the accessory structures which are shown in part will be considered in the chapter on "Foetal Membranes".

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Bailey FR. and Miller AM. Text-Book of Embryology (1921) New York: William Wood and Co.

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