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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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Ainsi, pour qu'ils puissent devenir parents, des milliers de personnes de notre population sont dans l'attente qu'un spermatozoide feconde un ovocyte.
Il est bien connu que les homeostasies des hormones steroides et ovocyte appropries / la qualite du sperme sont les principaux determinants de la fonction de la reproduction chez les etres humains et les animaux et, par consequent, leur deficience conduit a la sous-fecondite / sterilite.
Effects of a neem extract on blood feeding, oviposition and ovocyte ultra structure in Anopheles stephensi Liston (Diptera: Culicidae).
Comparing embryo quality between in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intravaginal ovocyte culture (INVO) in the Colombian Centre for Fertility and Sterility--CECOLFES, Bogota, Colombia
1996) by transferring the nuclei from cells of the mammal gland in to an enucleated ovocyte of another sheep.
Fertilization may be conceptualized as a consequence of the injury caused by cell penetration into another cell- a phenomenon that leads to a breakdown of the ovocyte cortex with granule burst, subcortical cytoplasmatic rearrangement and deep changes in metabolic/ respiratory pathways.
The subsamples were taken so that we could examine if ovocyte size was homogeneous throughout the gonad (Bashirullah 1990).
Il arrive que les homosexuels qui choisissent de devenir parents grace aux NTR, en recourant a un tiers (sperme, ovocyte, uterus), cherchent a recreer malgre tout l'idee d'une rencontre sexuelle des parents, par un rapprochement corporel ou un melange reel ou fictif des humeurs(10).
Temporal variations of hemolymph esterase activity and JH titres during ovocyte maturation in Acheta domesticus, Orthoptera.