ovarian granulosa cells
During oogenesis in mammals the ovarian (Graafian) follicle, in which the developing ovum lies, is lined with follicle cells; the peripheral follicle cells form the stratum granulosum or ovarian granulosa.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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