Definitions for graafian follicleˈgrɑ fi ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Graaf′i•an fol′licle*ˈgrɑ fi ən(n.)

  1. one of the small vesicles containing a developing ovum in the ovary of placental mammals.

    Category: Anatomy

* (sometimes l.c.).

Origin of Graafian follicle:

1835–45; after Regnier de Graaf (d. 1673), Dutch anatomist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Graafian follicle(noun)

    a vascular body in a mammalian ovary enclosing a developing egg


  1. Graafian follicle(Noun)

    A mature ovarian follicle at the final stage of folliculogenesis.

  2. Origin: Named for Regnier de Graaf, Dutch scientist.


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