corona radiata

[ kuh-roh-nuh -rey-dee-ey-tuh ]
/ kəˈroʊ nə ˌreɪ diˈeɪ tə /

noun, plural co·ro·nae ra·di·a·tae [kuh-roh-nee -rey-dee-ey-tee]. /kəˈroʊ ni ˌreɪ diˈeɪ ti/. Anatomy.

the layer of follicle cells surrounding an ovum and remaining attached to it following ovulation.

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Origin of corona radiata

From New Latin, dating back to 1840–50; see origin at corona, radiate
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