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see cloudcloud,
aggregation of minute particles of water or ice suspended in the air. Formation of Clouds

Clouds are formed when air containing water vapor is cooled below a critical temperature called the dew point and the resulting moisture condenses into droplets on
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The accumulation of minerals which have precipitated from a liquid without having been modified by later crystallization.
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cumulus (Cu)

cumulus (Cu)
Clouds with marked vertical development. Cumulus clouds are billowing, white, flat-based, individual clouds with a pronounced thickness, which extends upward as a cauliflower or as a dome. These are fair-weather type clouds initially, but they can become cumulonimbus (cb) or thunderclouds. A flight through a cumulus cloud is invariably turbulent.
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1. Meteorol a bulbous or billowing white or dark grey cloud associated with rising air currents
2. Histology the mass of cells surrounding a recently ovulated egg cell in a Graafian follicle
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Assessment of cumulus cell expansion: After 24 hours of maturation, cumulus cell expansion was assessed by visual assessment using stereomicroscope as 1) not expanded 2) Partially expanded or 3) Fully expanded (Kobayashi et al., 1994).
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Oocytes were selected based on layers of cumulus cells, morphologically bright and uniform cytoplasm, then maturated in TCM 199 + FCS 10% basic medium and supplemented with 0%, 5%, 7.5%, 10% and 12.5% GFF.