oogenesis

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noun oo·gen·e·sis \ˌō-ə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of oogenesis

  1. :  the process of female gamete formation including formation of an oocyte from an oogonium (see oogonium 2) followed by meiotic division

oogenetic

play \ˌō-ə-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of oogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1879


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oogenesis

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noun oo·gen·e·sis \ˌō-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of oogenesis

plural

oogeneses

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  1. :  formation and maturation of the egg—called also ovogenesis

oogenetic

\-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective

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