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

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  • 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 — a mature follicle in the ovary prior to ovulation, containing a large fluid filled cavity that distends the surface of the ovary. The oocyte develops inside the follicle, attached to one side [de Graaf (1641–73), Dutch physician and anatomist] …   The new mediacal 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 A mature ovarian follicle at the final stage of folliculogenesis …   Wiktionary

  • Graafian follicle — n. a follicle in the mammalian ovary in which an ovum develops prior to ovulation. Etymology: R. de Graaf, Du. anatomist d. 1673 …   Useful english 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

  • Graafian follicle — /grah fee euhn/, (sometimes l.c.) one of the small vesicles containing a developing ovum in the ovary of a mammal. [1835 45; named after Regnier de Graaf (d. 1673), Dutch anatomist; see IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Graafian follicle — [ grα:fɪən] noun Physiology a fluid filled structure in the ovary within which an ovum develops prior to ovulation. Origin C19: named after the 17th cent. Dutch anatomist R. de Graaf …   English new terms dictionary

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