polar body

noun

Definition of polar body

  1. :  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

First Known Use of polar body

1882


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polar body

noun

Medical Definition of polar body

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


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