corona radiata

[kuh-roh-nuh rey-dee-ey-tuh]
noun, plural coronae radiatae [kuh-roh-nee rey-dee-ey-tee] . Anatomy.
the layer of follicle cells surrounding an ovum and remaining attached to it following ovulation.

1840–50; < Neo-Latin; see corona, radiate Unabridged
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