Oocyte meaning

ōə-sīt
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A diploid cell that undergoes meiosis to form eggs.
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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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(embryology) An egg that has not yet undergone maturation.
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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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(cytology) A cell that develops into an egg or ovum; a female gametocyte.
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Origin of oocyte

  • oo- +"Ž -cyte

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