oocyte

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noun oo·cyte \ˈō-ə-ˌsīt\

Definition of oocyte

  1. :  an egg before maturation :  a female gametocyte

Origin and Etymology of oocyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1895


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oocyte

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noun oo·cyte \ˈō-ə-ˌsīt\

Medical Definition of oocyte

  1. :  an egg before maturation :  a female gametocyte—called also ovocyte


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