Graafian follicleGraaf·i·an follicle
any of the small, round, fluid-filled sacs in the ovary of higher mammals, each of which contains a maturing ovum surrounded by hormone-secreting cells
Origin of Graafian follicleafter R. de Graaf (1641-73), Dutch anatomist
Any of the fluid-filled vesicles in the mammalian ovary containing a maturing ovum.
Origin of Graafian follicleAfter Regnier de Graaf (1641-1673), Dutch physician and anatomist
(plural Graafian follicles)
Named for Regnier de Graaf, Dutch scientist.