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germinal vesicle

noun

, Embryology.
  1. the large, vesicular nucleus of an ovum before the polar bodies are formed.


germinal vesicle

noun

  1. biology the large nucleus of an oocyte before it develops into an ovum


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Word History and Origins

Origin of germinal vesicle1

First recorded in 1850–55

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Example Sentences

No doubt they alone do not supply a sufficient basis for any firm conclusions as to the fate of the germinal vesicle.

Each germinal vesicle measured about one-fiftieth of an inch in diameter.

We can only therefore conclude that they represent the real state of the germinal vesicle at this period.

Gtte distinguishes three stages in the degeneration of the germinal vesicle of Bombinator's egg.

In the first stage the germinal vesicle has begun to travel up towards the surface of the egg.

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