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Definition of "oocyte" []

  • A cell from which an egg or ovum develops by meiosis; a female gametocyte. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oocyte" in a sentence
  • "Egg freezing is more technically known as oocyte cryopreservation, a technology by which a woman's eggs are surgically removed from her ovaries and frozen until she is ready to use them."
  • "A unique look into laboratory techniques for egg freezing, also known as oocyte cyropreservation."
  • "What inspired him to take on this challenge was his research on how hormones control critical ovarian functions in mice, such as oocyte maturation and ovulation."