corona radiata


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corona radiata

[kə′rō·nə ‚rā·dē′äd·ə]
(histology)
The layer of cells immediately surrounding a mammalian ovum.
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A review of corticospinal tract location at corona radiata and posterior limb of the internal capsule in human brain.
Somatotopic organization of motor fibers in the corona radiata in monoparetic patients with small subcortical infarct.
When they reach their destination they must first penetrate the corona radiata, before the outer membranes of their heads bind to special receptors in the egg's thick outer covering.