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po·lar body

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  1. polar bodynoun

    a small cell containing little cytoplasm that is produced along with the oocyte and later discarded


  1. polar bodynoun

    One of the small cells that are by-products of the meiosis that forms an egg.


  1. polar body

    A polar body is a small cell that is produced and eventually discarded during the female gamete's development in the process of meiosis. While the majority of the cytoplasm is used to form the egg, smaller amounts are used to form one or more polar bodies, which typically do not function in reproduction and eventually dissolve. Polar body formation helps to ensure that the correct amount of genetic material is distributed to the egg.


  1. Polar body

    When certain diploid cells in animals undergo cytokinesis after meiosis to produce egg cells, they sometimes divide unevenly. Most of the cytoplasm is segregated into one daughter cell, which becomes the egg or ovum. The other, smaller cells are called polar bodies. They frequently die and disappear, but in some cases they remain and can be important in the life cycle of the organism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polar body in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polar body in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    Normally, this polar body shrivels up and disappears. In the case of the Komodos, though, polar bodies evidently acted as sperm and turned ova into embryos.


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