female pronucleus

noun

Medical Definition of female pronucleus

: the nucleus that remains in a female gamete after the meiotic reduction division and extrusion of polar bodies and contains only one half the number of chromosomes characteristic of its species — compare male pronucleus

Learn More about female pronucleus

Cite this Entry

“Female pronucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/female%20pronucleus. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

Comments on female pronucleus

What made you want to look up female pronucleus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!