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corona radiata

[kuh-roh-nuh rey-dee-ey-tuh] /kəˈroʊ nə ˌreɪ diˈeɪ tə/
noun, plural coronae radiatae
[kuh-roh-nee rey-dee-ey-tee] /kəˈroʊ ni ˌreɪ diˈeɪ ti/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy.
1.
the layer of follicle cells surrounding an ovum and remaining attached to it following ovulation.
Origin of corona radiata
1840-1850
From New Latin, dating back to 1840-50; See origin at corona, radiate
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