oocyte

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oocyte

[′ō·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
An egg before the completion of maturation.
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Usually only 1 follicle containing a primary, oocyte matures to release a secondary oocyte. The rest degenerate and become atretic.
In a study on pig oocytes, BPS was found to both slow and block maturation of the secondary oocyte by interfering with both estrogen and aromatase metabolism.
Legends: Primary oocytes (PO), zona pellucida (ZP), antrum (A), theca interna (TI), theca eksterna (TE), granuloza cells (GH), Secondary oocytes (PO), corona radiata (CR), cumulus oophorus (CO).