- the formative part of an ovum, having the greatest amount of cytoplasm and containing the nucleus.
Compare vegetal pole.
Origin of animal pole
First recorded in 1885–90
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- The nuclear site in an ovum and the point from which polar bodies are extruded during maturation.germinal pole
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