polar body


polar body

noun

Definition of POLAR BODY

:  a cell that separates from an oocyte during meiosis and that contains a nucleus produced in the first or second meiotic division and very little cytoplasm

First Known Use of POLAR BODY

1888

polar body

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLAR BODY

: a cell that separates from an oocyte during meiosis: a : one containing a nucleus produced in the first meiotic division—called also first polar body b : one containing a nucleus produced in the second meiotic division—called also second polar body

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