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o·o·cyte

 (ō′ə-sīt′)
n.
A diploid cell from which an egg or ovum develops by meiosis. A primary oocyte divides to produce a polar body and a secondary oocyte, which divides again to produce the ovum and another polar body.

oocyte

(ˈəʊəˌsaɪt)
n
(Biology) an immature female germ cell that gives rise to an ovum after two meiotic divisions

o•o•cyte

(ˈoʊ əˌsaɪt)

n.
an immature egg cell of the animal ovary: in humans, one oocyte matures during the menstrual cycle while several others partially mature and disintegrate.
[1890–95]

oocyte

An immature ovum (egg).
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Noun1.oocyte - a female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions
gametocyte - an immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis
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o·o·cyte

n. oocito, ovocito, el óvulo antes de la madurez.
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Although this form of oocyte degeneration has been mentioned and/or described in mature and residual oocytes in Pectinidae (Tang 1941, Christiansen & Oliver 1971, Dorange & Le Pennec 1989, Motavkine & Varaksine 1989, Le Pennec et al.
Only 12% of fertile women and 18% of infertile women declared that they would have oocytes from another woman if they did not have or could not have a child (p=0.
Methods: The retrospective study was conducted at Novafertil IVF centers in Konya, Turkey and comprised oocytes of both smoker and non-smoker couples subjected to in vitro fertilisation / introcytoplasmic sperm injection from 2012 to 2015.
It was shown that cryopreservation may change the physical and chemical characteristics of oocytes, such as loss of cytoskeletal integrity, mitochondrial depolarization, and increase in level of ROS (28-34).
The current study identified a so-called checkpoint protein (CHK2) that becomes activated when oocytes are damaged by radiation.
Background: This study aimed to investigate the maturation and fertilization rates of immature mouse oocytes using Embryonic Stem Cell Conditioned Medium (ESCM).
In reproduction, expression of Egr3 in mouse oocytes and spermatocytes was reported by us [2].
Ovarian reserve refers to the quantity and quality of a woman's oocytes.
If distribution of the different oocytes stages is homogeneous within the gonad during a fish species' reproductive season, samples can be collected from any region of either lobes, and will be representative of the female's degree of maturity (e.
For this study, bovine oocytes obtained from crossbred (Bos taurus x Bos indicus) cows were used.
The evaluation of medium for in vitro maturation of buffalo oocytes has progressed towards more defined conditions for the studies evaluating effect of specific components in the medium.