corona radiata


co·ro·na ra·di·a·ta

noun \kə-ˈrō-nə-ˌrā-dē-ˈā-tə, -ˈä-tə\
plural co·ro·nae ra·di·a·tae \-(ˌ)nē-ˌrā-dē-ˈā-(ˌ)tē, -ˈä-(ˌ)tē\

Definition of CORONA RADIATA

:  the zone of small follicular cells immediately surrounding the ovum in the graafian follicle and accompanying the ovum on its discharge from the follicle

Origin of CORONA RADIATA

New Latin, literally, crown with rays
First Known Use: 1892

co·ro·na ra·di·a·ta

noun \kə-ˈrō-nə-ˌrād-ē-ˈāt-ə, -ˈät-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural co·ro·nae ra·di·a·tae \-(ˌ)nē-ˌrād-ē-ˈāt-(ˌ)ē, -ˈät-\

Medical Definition of CORONA RADIATA

1
: the zone of small follicular cells immediately surrounding the ovum in the graafian follicle and accompanying the ovum on its discharge from the follicle
2
: a large mass of myelinated nerve fibers radiating from the internal capsule to the cerebral cortex

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