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animal pole

noun Biology.
  1. the formative part of an ovum, having the greatest amount of cytoplasm and containing the nucleus.
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Compare vegetal pole.

Origin of animal pole

First recorded in 1885–90
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animal pole in Medicine

animal pole

  1. The nuclear site in an ovum and the point from which polar bodies are extruded during maturation.germinal pole
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