Graafian
Graafian Graaf"i*an, a. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Regnier de Graaf, a Dutch physician. [1913 Webster]

{Graafian follicles} or vesicles, small cavities in which the ova are developed in the ovaries of mammals, and by the bursting of which they are discharged. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Graafian — /gräˈfi ən/ adjective Relating to or associated with the Dutch anatomist Regnier de Graaf (1641–73) who discovered the Graafian follicles in which the ova are contained in the ovaries of higher vertebrates …   Useful english dictionary

  • graafian — Relating to or described by R. de Graaf. * * * graaf·i·an (grahґfe ən) named for Reijnier (Regner) de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist, 1641–1673, as graafian follicles …   Medical dictionary

  • graafian — graaf·ian …   English syllables

  • Graafian follicles — Graafian Graaf i*an, a. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Regnier de Graaf, a Dutch physician. [1913 Webster] {Graafian follicles} or vesicles, small cavities in which the ova are developed in the ovaries of mammals, and by the bursting of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graafian follicle — or Graafian vesicle [graf′ē ən, gräf′ē ən] n. [after R. de Graaf (1641 73), Du anatomist] any of the small, round, fluid filled sacs in the ovary of higher mammals, each of which contains a maturing ovum surrounded by hormone secreting cells …   English World dictionary

  • Graafian follicle — Graafian follicle. См. Граафов пузырек. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • graafian follicle — graaf·ian follicle .gräf ē ən , .graf n, often cap G a mature follicle in a mammalian ovary that contains a liquid filled cavity and that ruptures during ovulation to release an egg called also vesicular ovarian follicle de Graaf də gräf Reinier… …   Medical dictionary

  • Graafian follicle — /ˌgrafiən ˈfɒlɪkəl/ (say .grahfeeuhn folikuhl) noun one of many small vesicles within the ovary which, at the time of ovulation, discharge an ovum. Also, Graafian vesicle. {named after R de Graaf, 1641–73, Dutch anatomist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • graafian follicle — noun Usage: often capitalized G Etymology: Regnier de Graaf died 1673 Dutch anatomist Date: 1883 a mature liquid filled cavity in a mammalian ovary that ruptures during ovulation to release an egg …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Graafian follicle — Final stage in the differentiation of follicles in the mammalian ovary. Consists of a spherical fluid filled blister on the surface of the ovary that bursts at ovulation to release the oocyte …   Dictionary of molecular biology

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”