an immature egg cell of the animal ovary; in humans, one oocyte matures during the menstrual cycle, becoming an ootid and then an ovum, while several others partially mature and then disintegrate.
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How to use oocyte in a sentence
My dog Stewie and I were in seat 8D, while 12 of my cryopreserved oocytes, four straws of three eggs each, had a window seat further back.The Download: frozen egg transportation, and Roblox’s expressive avatars | Rhiannon Williams | September 12, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
We—my dog Stewie and I—were in seat 8D, while 12 of my cryopreserved oocytes, four straws of three eggs each, had a window seat further back.I took an international trip with my frozen eggs to learn about the fertility industry | Anna Louie Sussman | September 12, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
Cells that harbored the chromosome change were then injected into oocytes—egg cells.Scientists Use CRISPR to Condense a Million Years of Evolution Into Mere Months | Shelly Fan | September 11, 2022 | Singularity Hub
In a report in the journal Science, published in July, his team reported “the reconstitution of functional follicle structures that are fully capable of supporting oocyte production.”How Silicon Valley hatched a plan to turn blood into human eggs | Antonio Regalado | October 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Take primordial oocytes, cells in the ovaries that can lie dormant for decades before maturing into an egg.A Newfound Source of Cellular Order in the Chemistry of Life | Viviane Callier | January 7, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
British Dictionary definitions for oocyte
an immature female germ cell that gives rise to an ovum after two meiotic divisions
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Scientific definitions for oocyte
A diploid cell that undergoes meiosis to form eggs.
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