oogenesis

noun
oo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌō-ə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce oogenesis (audio) \

Definition of oogenesis

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

Other Words from oogenesis

oogenetic \ ˌō-​ə-​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce oogenetic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of oogenesis

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

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oogenesis

noun
oo·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌō-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce oogenesis (audio) \
plural oogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce oogeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of oogenesis

: formation and maturation of the egg

called also ovogenesis

Other Words from oogenesis

oogenetic \ -​jə-​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce oogenetic (audio) \ adjective

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