Difference between revisions of "Ovarian follicle"

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'''Definition'''
  
(Science: biology, gynaecology) In [[mammals]] the [[group]] of [[cells]] around the [[primary oocyte]] [[proliferate]] and form a surrounding [[noncellular]] [[layer]].
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''noun''
  
A [[space]] [[opens]] up in the [[follicle cells]] and the whole [[structure]] is then the [[ovarian]] [[graafian]]) [[follicle]].
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The [[fundamental]] [[female]] reproductive unit composed of an [[oocyte]], granulosa cells, and [[theca]] layers found inside the [[ovary]].
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'''Supplement'''
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The [[oocyte]] inside the follicle would mature into an [[ovum]] or [[egg cell]], which is then released from the [[ovary]] into the [[fallopian tube]] during [[ovulation]].
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''Synonym:''
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*[[Graafian follicle]]

Latest revision as of 10:13, 4 May 2010

Definition

noun

The fundamental female reproductive unit composed of an oocyte, granulosa cells, and theca layers found inside the ovary.


Supplement

The oocyte inside the follicle would mature into an ovum or egg cell, which is then released from the ovary into the fallopian tube during ovulation.


Synonym: