Timeline created by Algaldes
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    Day 1
    Fertilization. Stage one. Sperm meets the egg and is able to enter and being fertilization.
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    Day 2
    Stage two. First internal cell division occur forming two blastomeres that continue to internally divid and for the morula.
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    Day 3
    End of stage two starting stage three. This is when the blastocyst begins to form. This contains cells forming an outer trophectoderm, and inner cell mass, and a blastocoel. The inner cell mass will form the entire embryo.
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    Day 6
    Stage 4 and adplantation. The beginnings of implantation. Blastocyst “rolls” along uterine wall getting ready to find a place to implant and begin further development.
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    Day 24
    Stage 11. Thyroid begins to thicken and continue development, and
    ventricular Optic ventricle appears and the neural groove/tube space.
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    Day 32
    Stage 14. Abdominal cavity is formed, parts of the liver begin to form and partly function, and eyes complete more development.
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    Day 56
    Stage 23. Final stage in embryonic development before turning into fetal development. Most all organs have begin or are grown and are working their way towards increasing in size and beginning to serve their functions.
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    Day 4-5

    Stage 3. The blastocyst has reached the uterine body and begins to hatch from the surrounding extracellular matrix. Only after it hatches can the blastocyst attach itself to the uterine wall.
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    Days 7-12

    Stage 5, implantation. This is when the blastocyst finally merges with the uterine wall. In this stage the development of the placenta allows for more maternal support for embryonic and fetal development.
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    Day 13-15

    Stage 6, Carnegie stage. This is when the three new embryonic spaces become visible (amniotic, primitive yolk sac and chorionic). The uterine wall continues to expend with the implantation process.
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    Day 16-17

    Stage 7, gastrulation. This is when formation of the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm begins to really pick up and form.
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    Day 18-19

    Stage 8, neural neurogenesis, neural groove and folds are first seen. This is when the primitive node tube becomes the primitive streak.
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    Day 20-21

    Stage 9, neural grooves and folds appear, and the intra-embryonic coelom develops in the middle of the mesoderm.
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    Day 22-23

    Stage 10. Lost of changes with the neural crest. laryngotracheal groove forms on floor foregut, and the heart begins to beat. First functional organ formed.
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    Day 25-27

    Stage 12. Lots more development of organs. Ventricular system separates from amniotic fluid.hindbrain is forming with the connection of two arteries.
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    Day 28-31

    Stage 13. Many more organs and important parts of the fetus continue to form. Left and right lung buds emerge, part of the ear begins to elongate, optical vessel begin to become more prevalent and much more.
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    Day 33-36

    Stage 15. Eyes are formed and closed, and other important organs develop such as the pituitary, thymus, parathyroid, adrenal, respiratory, and tongue.
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    Day 37-40

    Stage 16. Lots more development of organs and their functions such as the abdominal wall, heart, head, and eyelids.
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    Day 41-43

    Stage 17. More important development along with growth of hormones. Organs that become more developed during this period include use of smell, eyelid, diaphragm, heart, pancreas, and respiratory organs.
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    Day 44-47

    Stage 18. Even more development of organs such as the liver and abdominal wall. The mothers uterus opens the the paramesonephric duct.
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    Day 48-49

    Stage 19. Musculoskeletal development occurs during this phase. There is also much neural development along with the beginnings of the babies gender (reproductive parts begins forming.)
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    Day 50-51

    Stage 20. Head and limbs become more and more prominent, and there is development in the formation of the anterior communicating artery.
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    Day 52-53

    Stage 21. Upper and lower limbs begin to rotate and the pericardioperitoneal canals close.
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    Day 54-55

    Stage 22. There is even more development I’m genitals, smell, hormones, tongue, the body, and limbs.