ovarian follicle


ovarian follicle
In mammals the group of cells around the primary oocyte proliferate and form a surrounding non-cellular layer. A space opens up in the follicle cells and the whole structure is then the ovarian (Graafian) follicle.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • ovarian follicle — n FOLLICLE (3) * * * the oocyte and its encasing cells, at any stage of its development. Ovarian follicle in early stage of oocyte development …   Medical dictionary

  • ovarian follicle — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • vesicular ovarian follicle — n GRAAFIAN FOLLICLE …   Medical dictionary

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  • primordial ovarian follicle — an immature ovarian follicle that has not undergone recruitment and consists of an oocyte enclosed by a single layer of cells. Called also unilaminar ovarian f …   Medical dictionary

  • dominant ovarian follicle — the growing ovarian follicle in a given menstrual cycle that matures completely and forms the corpus luteum …   Medical dictionary

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