polar body

noun

Definition of polar body

: a cell that separates from an oocyte during meiosis and that contains a nucleus produced in the first or second meiotic division and very little cytoplasm

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1882

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polar body

noun

medical Definition of polar body

: a cell that separates from an oocyte during meiosis:
a : one containing a nucleus produced in the first meiotic division called also first polar body
b : one containing a nucleus produced in the second meiotic division called also second polar body

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