ootid

[oh-uh-tid]
noun Cell Biology.
the cell that results from the meiotic divisions of an oocyte and matures into an ovum.

Origin:
1905–10; oo- + (sperma)tid

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ootid (ˈəʊətɪd)
 
n
zoology an immature female gamete that develops into an ovum
 
[C20: from oo- + (sperma)tid]

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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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