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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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ovary weight; Pgl, Pg2, early, later primary oocyte growth stages, respectively; TL, TW, total length, total weight of female, respectively; [V.
In 1995, a successful human birth was reported by Frank Barnes after in vitro primary oocyte maturation (IVM), ICSI, and assisted hatching (68).
We also characterized 6 substages of oocyte and 2 structural indicators of spawning: oogonia (Po0), previtellogenic oocyte primary (Pol), previtellogenic oocyte secondary (Po2), vitellogenic primary oocyte (Vol).
During the early stages of meiosis, the primary oocyte becomes surrounded by a single layer of follicular cells.
The complete oogenesis process was divided in five stages: early oogenesis (formation of young oocytes from oogonia and folliculogenesis), primary oocyte growth, cortical and lipid stage, vitellogenesis, and maturation.
Just before ovulation, a primary follicle containing a primary oocyte grows and eventually divides.
Maturation of the oocyte typically refers to meiotic maturation; that is, the conversion of a full-grown primary oocyte into a secondary oocyte (unfertilized ovum).
Deformation at the structure of ooplasm of the vitellogenic oocytes cortical alveoli and primary oocyte structural deterioration at intercellular space and atretic follicule were monitored on the 4th day of exposure (Fig.
Luteinizing hormone A pituitary glycoprotein hormone that stimulates development of ovarian follicles to the preovulatory stage, induces ovulation, and causes the primary oocyte to complete the first meiotic division.
In sea stars, it has been proposed that 1-MeAde is released from follicle cells at the tips of obvious, elongated pseudopodial extensions that contact the membrane of each primary oocyte where receptors are presumably located (Schroeder, 1981).

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