ootid

noun

oo·​tid ˈō-ə-ˌtid How to pronounce ootid (audio)
: an egg cell that results from the second meiotic division of an oocyte and that develops into a mature egg

Word History

Etymology

irregular from o- + -id

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ootid was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Ootid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ootid. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

ootid

noun
oo·​tid ˈō-ə-ˌtid How to pronounce ootid (audio)
: an egg cell after meiosis but before it is a fully mature egg

Medical Definition

ootid

noun
oo·​tid ˈō-ə-ˌtid How to pronounce ootid (audio)
: an egg cell after meiosis compare spermatid
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