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corona radiata

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noun co·ro·na ra·di·a·ta \kə-ˈrō-nə-ˌrā-dē-ˈā-tə, -ˈä-tə\

Definition of corona radiata

plural

coronae radiatae

play \-(ˌ)nē-ˌrā-dē-ˈā-(ˌ)tē, -ˈä-(ˌ)tē\
  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



Origin and Etymology of corona radiata

New Latin, literally, crown with rays


First Known Use: 1892


Medical Dictionary

corona radiata

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noun co·ro·na ra·di·a·ta \kə-ˈrō-nə-ˌrād-ē-ˈāt-ə, -ˈät-\

Medical Definition of corona radiata

plural

coronae radiatae

\-(ˌ)nē-ˌrād-ē-ˈāt-(ˌ)ē, -ˈät-\play
  1. 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. 2:  a large mass of myelinated nerve fibers radiating from the internal capsule to the cerebral cortex



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