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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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CC include preventing the zona pellucida from hardening, providing energy for oocyte maturation and production of cytoplasmic maturation factors, and nutrient uptake of oocytes during maturation in the medium.
It seems that apoptosis has a major role in the elimination of POF and atretic oocytes in the ovaries of C.
The story of in vitro fertilization (IVF) began with immature oocytes from unstimulated cycles and finally succeeded with the birth of Louise Brown in 1978 (1); however, the roots of studies about immature oocytes and in vitro oocyte maturation (IVM) go back to the 1930s (2).
Lead author of the research, Dr Nancy Nader, research associate in physiology and biophysics at WCM-Q, explained:"The role of the hormone progesterone in turning immature oocytes (ovarian cells) into mature eggs, in a process known as 'oocyte maturation' that prepares the cell for fertilization, is well known.
Lead author of the research, Dr Nancy Nader, research associate in physiology & biophysics at WCM-Q, explained, "The role of the hormone progesterone in turning immature oocytes (ovarian cells) into mature eggs, in a process known as 'oocyte maturation' that prepares the cell for fertilisation, is well known.
But in most articles, it is defined as suboptimal response of stimulation protocols for recruitment of sufficient numbers of follicles which are associated with diminution of retrieved oocytes, cycle cancellation and significantly lower pregnancy rate.
Ovarian reserve is a measurement of the ovarian follicular pool1 and determines the capacity of the ovary to produce oocytes that are capable of fertilization.
Thus, we hypothesize that LPS-induced immune challenges in bovine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) have a deleterious effect on both the maturation and developmental competence of follicle-enclosed oocytes.
As a result, oocytes will also mature annually, before oviposition.
The oocytes fertilisation rate of these patients was low,4 while the spontaneous abortion rate was high.5 Previous research has focussed on the impact of isolated obesity or PCOS on IVF.
When we have surplus oocytes, we propose them to a woman candidate for IVF who wanted to use her own oocytes but who turned out to be a poor responder.