ovarian follicle

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ovarian follicle

n.
A cavity in the ovary containing a maturing ovum surrounded by its encasing cells.
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The toxicity effects of nanoparticles were also examined in the developmental processes of the ovarian follicle cortex in antral and vesicular ovarian follicles. There was a statistically significant dose-dependent decrease in the number of the follicles, especially for higher doses (P<0.05).
Compared to the Control and Sham groups oocyte volume in vesicular ovarian follicles was significantly decreased in the most experimental groups (P<0.05).

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