germinal vesicle


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germinal vesicle

n.
The enlarged nucleus of an oocyte before meiotic division is completed.

germinal vesicle

n
(Biology) biology the large nucleus of an oocyte before it develops into an ovum

ger′minal ves′icle


n.
the enlarged, vesicular nucleus of an ovum before the polar bodies are formed at the end of meiosis.
[1850–55]
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless all living things have much in common, in their chemical composition, their germinal vesicles, their cellular structure, and their laws of growth and reproduction.
The intact germinal vesicle in mature oocytes indicates that they are not physiologically mature.
1 (b) IVM, in vitro maturation; GVBD, germinal vesicle breakdown; MI, Metaphase 1; AI, Anaphase 1; TI, TelophaseI; MII, MetaphaseII; SEM, standard error of the mean.
In vitro maturation and fertilization of goat oocytes frozen at the germinal vesicle stage.