oocyte(redirected from Primary oöcytes)
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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.
(Biology) an immature female germ cell that gives rise to an ovum after two meiotic divisions
an immature egg cell of the animal ovary: in humans, one oocyte matures during the menstrual cycle while several others partially mature and disintegrate.
An immature ovum (egg).
n. oocito, ovocito, el óvulo antes de la madurez.