cumulus oophorus


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cumulus oophorus

[′kyü·myə·ləs ¦ō·ə′fȯr·əs]
(histology)
The layer of gelatinous, follicle cells surrounding the ovum in a Graafian follicle.
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However, additional layers of cells exist at the cumulus oophorus, a pedestal of granulosa cells that support the oocyte.
En estos, el control del reinicio de la meiosis efectuado por las celulas del cumulus oophorus y de la corona radiata, ya se ha desarrollado y por tanto su permanencia e integridad ya no es requerida.
Ptx3 plays a key role in the organization of the cumulus oophorus extracellular matrix and in in vivo fertilization.
This layer of follicular cells is surrounded by a gelatinous matrix containing numerous cells of the cumulus oophorus. This "oocyte-cumulus complex" appears to be necessary for pick up and transport by the oviduct.
El criterio de clasificacion de los CCOs se fundamento en aspectos morfologicos de las celulas del cumulus oophorus y la corona radiada, asi como en la homogeneidad del citoplasma del ovocito segun criterios previamente definidos para esta especie [19].
Legends: Primary oocytes (PO), primordial follicles cells (PFH), Epithelial cells (E), tunica albuginea (TA), theca interna (TI), theca eksterna (TE), zona pellucida (ZP), antrum (A), granuloza cells (GH), Secondary oocytes (PO), corona radiata (CR), cumulus oophorus (CO).