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ootid

[oh-uh-tid] /ˈoʊ ə tɪd/
noun, Cell Biology
1.
the cell that results from the meiotic divisions of an oocyte and matures into an ovum.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; oo- + (sperma)tid
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ootid

/ˈəʊətɪd/
noun
1.
(zoology) an immature female gamete that develops into an ovum
Word Origin
C20: from oo- + (sperma)tid
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ootid in Medicine

ootid o·o·tid (ō'ə-tĭd')
n.
The nearly mature ovum after the first maturation division has been completed and the second initiated.

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