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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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CL: corpus luteum; IG: interstitial glands; FC: follicular cyst; G: granulosa; TI: theca interna; Ov: ovocyte (adapted from Ongaro et al.
Ainsi, pour qu'ils puissent devenir parents, des milliers de personnes de notre population sont dans l'attente qu'un spermatozoide feconde un ovocyte. Pour pallier certaines difficultes dans la realisation de ce projet fondateur du couple, la procreation medicalement assistee est pratiquee depuis une generation dans notre pays.
Effects of a neem extract on blood feeding, oviposition and ovocyte ultra structure in Anopheles stephensi Liston (Diptera: Culicidae).
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.
For each of the 24 females we also determined the diameter of ovocytes (longest axes of each ovocyte), using a calibrated micrometer mounted in an eyepiece of a light microscope, for three subsamples of each gonad; the anterior, center and posterior portions.
Temporal variations of hemolymph esterase activity and JH titres during ovocyte maturation in Acheta domesticus, Orthoptera.
(1996) by transferring the nuclei from cells of the mammal gland in to an enucleated ovocyte of another sheep.