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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.
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oocyte

(ˈəʊəˌsaɪt)
n
(Biology) an immature female germ cell that gives rise to an ovum after two meiotic divisions
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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]
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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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Translations

o·o·cyte

n. oocito, ovocito, el óvulo antes de la madurez.
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Moreover, atritic secondary oocyte (yolk deposition stage) in late stage of pre-ovulatory corpora lutea, where the whole yolky mass was become loose and intermixes with the invading follicular cell.
rastrifer, in spawning-capable phase, exhibit the same oocyte production and recruitment patterns, showing no influences of the ecosystems on primary and secondary oocyte production.
CAO, Cortical alveoli oocyte; POC, Primary oocyte; SOE, Secondary oocyte (early); SOL, Secondary oocyte (late); TYO, Tertiary yolk oocyte; TYO, mean value of thickness at different points because of crescent shaped GV (germinal vesicle).
Completion of this phase results in formation of a secondary oocyte and a first polar body.