granulosa cell

noun

gran·​u·​lo·​sa cell ˌgran-yə-ˈlō-sə- How to pronounce granulosa cell (audio)
: one of the estrogen-secreting cells of the epithelial lining of a graafian follicle or its follicular precursor

Examples of granulosa cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The granulosa cells no longer abandoned the oocytes. John Travis, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Surprisingly, the granulosa cells decide when meiosis can be completed. John Travis, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin granulosa, from feminine of granulosus granulose

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of granulosa cell was in 1936

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“Granulosa cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granulosa%20cell. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

granulosa cell

noun
gran·​u·​lo·​sa cell ˌgran-yə-ˈlō-sə-, -ˈlō-zə- How to pronounce granulosa cell (audio)
: one of the estrogen-secreting cells of the epithelial lining of a graafian follicle or its follicular precursor

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