ootid

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noun oo·tid \ ˈō-ə-ˌtid \

Definition of ootid

:an egg cell that results from the second meiotic division of an oocyte and that develops into a mature egg

Origin and Etymology of ootid

irregular from o- + -id


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ootid

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noun oo·tid \ ˈō-ə-ˌtid \

medical Definition of ootid

:an egg cell after meiosis — compare spermatid

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