Graafian follicle

Graafian follicle

noun (sometimes lowercase)
one of the small vesicles containing a developing ovum in the ovary of a mammal.

1835–45; named after Regnier de Graaf (died 1673), Dutch anatomist; see -ian Unabridged
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Graafian follicle (ˈɡrɑːfɪən)
a fluid-filled vesicle in the mammalian ovary containing a developing egg cell
[C17: named after R. de Graaf (1641--73), Dutch anatomist]

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Graafian follicle Graaf·i·an follicle or graaf·i·an follicle (grä'fē-ən, grāf'ē-)
A mature ovarian follicle in which the oocyte attains its full size and the surrounding follicular cells are permeated by one or more fluid-filled cavities. Also called secondary follicle, vesicular ovarian follicle.

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