noun Date: 1951 the change undergone by sperm in the female reproductive tract that enables them to penetrate and fertilize an egg

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  • capacitation — capacitation. См. капацитация. (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.

  • capacitation — [ kapasitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1974; mot angl. ♦ Biol. Transformation du spermatozoïde qui lui donne son pouvoir fécondant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Capacitation — This article is about a biological process related to reproduction; for the other use, see Capacitation (NGO). Capacitation is the penultimate [Essential Reproduction, Johnson, 6th edition, Blackwell Publishing] step in the maturation of… …   Wikipedia

  • Capacitation — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Capacitation », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Capacitation peut être :… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • capacitation — n. [L. capax, roomy] 1. Cause to become capable; qualify. 2. In spermatogenesis, the physiological changes between insemination and fertilization …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • capacitation — A process occurring in mammalian sperm after exposure to secretions in the female genital tract. Surface changes take place probably involved with the acrosome which are necessary before the sperm can fertilize an egg …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • capacitation — See capacitate. * * * …   Universalium

  • capacitation — noun a) Enablement. b) The process of altering sperm to allow them to fertilize eggs. , Chinese: Mandarin …   Wiktionary

  • capacitation — C. is a process whereby the glycoprotein coat is modified and seminal proteins are removed from the surface of the sperm. There are no morphologic changes. C. occurs in in vitro fertilization; after c., the acrosomal reaction can occur. [L.… …   Medical dictionary

  • capacitation — n. accommodation; act of giving capacitance; process by which spermatozoa becomes able to fertilize an egg (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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