Definitions for oocyteˈoʊ əˌsaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an immature egg cell of the animal ovary: in humans, one oocyte matures during the menstrual cycle while several others partially mature and disintegrate.
Category: Cell Biology
Origin of oocyte:
a female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions
A cell that develops into an egg or ovum; a female gametocyte.
An oocyte, oöcyte, ovocyte, or rarely ocyte, is a female gametocyte or germ cell involved in reproduction. In other words, it is an immature ovum, or egg cell. An oocyte is produced in the ovary during female gametogenesis. The female germ cells produce a primordial germ cell which undergoes mitosis to form an oogonium. During oogenesis the oogonium becomes a primary oocyte.
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