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