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 which they are discharged. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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 — 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 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

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  • Regnier de Graaf — Infobox Scientist name = PAGENAME box width = image width =150px caption = PAGENAME birth date = July 30, 1641 birth place = Schoonhoven death date = August 17, 1673 death place = residence = citizenship = nationality = Dutch ethnicity = field =… …   Wikipedia

  • Ovarian follicle — Human ovarian follicle Latin folliculi ovarici primarii, folliculi ovarici vesiculosi Gray s …   Wikipedia

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