oocyte

oocyte (o´o-sIt)

The immature ovum.ovocyte; [G. oon, egg, + kytos, a hollow (cell)]
primary o. an o. during its growth phase and before it completes the first maturation division.
secondary o. an o. in which the first meiotic division is completed; the second meiotic division usually stops short of completion unless fertilization occurs.

 

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