Definition of Capacitation

1. Noun. Enablement. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) The process of altering sperm to allow them to fertilize eggs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capacitation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Capacitation

1. A process occurring in mammalian sperm after exposure to secretions in the female genital tract. Surface changes take place probably involved with the acrosome which are necessary before the sperm can fertilize an egg. (16 Dec 1997)

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Literary usage of Capacitation

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1. Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence by David Weissman (1977)
"It is plain in advance of every reference to patterns of capacitation that some words are representational, having sense, while others, eg, 'plus', are not. ..."

2. Mammalian Embryo Genomics by OECD (2003)
"This process is defined as "oocyte capacitation" since during this period the oocyte becomes able to sustain embryonic development [3]. ..."

3. Participatory Development: Learning from South Asia by Ponna Wignaraja (1991)
"PROGRESSIVE REDUNDANCY OF THE EXTERNAL ANIMATOR-FACILITATOR Now we come to the final element in the interaction mode for capacitation, that is its ..."

4. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell, Arnold Glover (1901)
"That the House of Commons might have expelled Mr. Wilkes repeatedly, and as often as he should be re-chosen, was not denied; but in- capacitation cannot be ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"The result was a gradual in- capacitation for all serious work, though he continued to write occasional trifles. He also suffered from Bright's disease and ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"I think, therefore, that the statute has given a parliamentary capacitation to the witness through whom the fact is discovered, and who might otherwise at ..."

7. The Letters of Junius by Junius (1882)
"... boasted precedent of the expulsion and subsequent in- capacitation of Mr. Walpole, but that they had not even adhered to it strictly as far as it went. ..."

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