Graafian follicle


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Graaf·i·an follicle

 (grä′fē-ən, grăf′ē-)
n.
Any of the fluid-filled vesicles in the mammalian ovary containing a maturing ovum.

[After Regnier de Graaf (1641-1673), Dutch physician and anatomist.]

Graafian follicle

(ˈɡrɑːfɪən)
n
(Zoology) a fluid-filled vesicle in the mammalian ovary containing a developing egg cell
[C17: named after R. de Graaf (1641–73), Dutch anatomist]

Graaf′i•an fol′licle

(ˈgrɑ fi ən)
n.
(sometimes l.c.)
one of the small vesicles containing a developing ovum in the ovary of placental mammals.
[1835–45; after Regnier de Graaf (d. 1673), Dutch anatomist]

Graafian follicle

(or vesicular follicle) A type of tiny vesicle in the ovary which encloses a developing egg. See corpus luteum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Graafian follicle - a vascular body in a mammalian ovary enclosing a developing egg
ovary - (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone
follicle - any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
corpus luteum - yellow endocrine tissue that forms in a ruptured Graafian follicle following the release of an ovum; it degenerates after a few days unless pregnancy has begun
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Graafian follicle (FIII) (an oocyte surrounded by zonapellucida, stratified layers of granulosa cells and a large antrum).
The group that received combination treatment of Nigella sativa and lead acetate also showed a decrease in the size of Graafian follicle a decrease in the number of primary secondary and Graafian follicles as well as normal structure of the Graafian follicle.
While the Graafian follicle is indeed the dominant follicle that releases the egg, after releasing the egg, the Graafian follicle does not migrate and attach to the uterine wall, as stated in the article, rather it turns into the corpus luteum, and is part of the ovary.
5-1%), occurs due to inability to release fully mature ovum outside the ovary and entrance of spermatozoa into the Graafian follicle.
13) Patient follow-up consisted of serum luteinising hormone and estradiol determinations, as well as serial ultrasonographic measurement of the graafian follicle and endometrial thickness.
Advancement of meiotic resumption in Graafian follicle by LH in relation to preovulatory ageing of rat oocytes.
The outcome of its activity on follicles leads to drive a large number of developing follicles to atresia process and finally selection of a graafian follicle in each cycle (1).