Definition of Oocyte

1. Noun. A female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions.

Generic synonyms: Gametocyte



Definition of Oocyte

1. Noun. (cytology) A cell that develops into an egg or ovum; a female gametocyte. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of oocyte) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oocyte

1. an egg before maturation [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oocyte

1. The developing female gamete before completion and release. The female germ cells in stages between the prophase of the first maturation division and the completion of the second maturation division. (21 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oocyte

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oocyst
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oocyte (current term)
oocyte donation
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Literary usage of Oocyte

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1. Mammalian Embryo Genomics by Oecd, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, OECD Staff (2003)
"Chapter 1 Polyadenylation of oocyte Transcripts as Marker of Developmental ... RNA and protein molecules synthesized during oocyte growth and maturation ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"One cell of each cluster, increasing in size, becomes the oocyte, ... The growth of the oocyte (apparently) at the expense of the group of nurse-cells, ..."

3. The Maturation of the Egg of the Mouse by Joseph Abraham Long, Edward Laurens Mark (1911)
"It will naturally occur to the reader that the oocyte of the second order must be accompanied by the first polar cell, and that this fact would be a ..."

4. A Text-book of Histology: Arranged Upon an Embryological Basis by Frederic Thomas Lewis, Philipp Stöhr (1913)
"It has the same nuclear contents as the secondary oocyte, and may divide into ... When the secondary oocyte divides, it likewise produces one large cell, ..."

5. Bryn Mawr College Monographs by Bryn Mawr College (1904)
"The relation of the oocyte to its accessory cells in early stages is well ... The cell next to the oocyte always stains much more deeply in later stages ..."

6. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"In addition to the oocyte itself, the target may include cells of the stratum granulosum, the cumulus Within the oocyte, the zona pellucida, oolemma, ..."

7. Obstetrics: A Practical Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Edwin Bradford Cragin, George Hope Ryder (1916)
"Kadi primary oocyte divides unequally into a large cell, tin- secondary oocyte, and a very small cell, the first polar body. Kadi secondary oocyte divides ..."

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