zona radiata

noun
zona ra·​di·​a·​ta | \ -ˌrādēˈätə, -ˈātə \
plural zonae radiatae\ -​ˈätˌē , -​ˈātˌē , -​tˌī \

Definition of zona radiata

: zona pellucida especially : one having unusually distinct striations

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History and Etymology for zona radiata

New Latin, radiate zone

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“Zona radiata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zona%20radiata. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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