Graafian-follicle meaning

gräfē-ən, grăfē-
Any of the fluid-filled vesicles in the mammalian ovary containing a maturing ovum.
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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.
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Any of the fluid-filled vesicles in the mammalian ovary containing a maturing ovum.
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(biology) A mature ovarian follicle at the final stage of folliculogenesis.
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Origin of graafian-follicle

  • After Regnier de Graaf (1641–1673), Dutch physician and anatomist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named for Regnier de Graaf, Dutch scientist.

    From Wiktionary