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oocyte

[′ō·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
An egg before the completion of maturation.
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These embryos have been obtained after the fusion of a Saolas cell nucleus to the cytoplasm from the ovocyte of a filogenetically close species, such as cattle.
In fertilization, ovocyte self-activation constitutes a basic injury located at the origin of life, which can be triggered by the concentration of molecules coming from cellular catabolism.
4] ovocytes per individual and the average of the 24 adults measuring 23 cm to 42 cm in length was 54 x [10.
20) Par exemple, on peut verifier la qualite chromosomique du sperme humain, afin d'y deceler d'eventuelles aberrations, en fecondant des ovocytes de hamster ; voir Martin et Rademaker, supra, note 17.
Since there is such a wide diversity in the abundance and size of the ovocytes in the sexually mature young males of O.
Relations entre le contenu lipidique des ovocytes de Pecten maximus et les performances des larves en elevage.
According to Grotta and Lunetta (1980), the lower somatic growth in later stages could be related to higher energy expenditure by females in the production of ovocytes and in the syntheses of yolk, and by the males in the production of sperm.
Sipunculans are dioecious, and either ovocytes in females or clumps of spermatozoa in males can be seen in the coelomic fluid (Hyman, 1959; Rice, 1993).