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oogenesis

[ oh-uh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌoʊ əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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noun Cell Biology.
the origin and development of the ovum.
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Origin of oogenesis

First recorded in 1890–95; oo- + -genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM oogenesis

o·o·ge·net·ic [oh-uh-juh-net-ik], /ˌoʊ ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective

Words nearby oogenesis

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British Dictionary definitions for oogenesis

oogenesis
/ (ˌəʊəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun
the formation and maturation of ova from undifferentiated cells in the ovarySee also oocyte

Derived forms of oogenesis

oogenetic (ˌəʊədʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for oogenesis

oogenesis
[ ō′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.
The formation and the development of the ovum.ovigenesis

Other words from oogenesis

o′o•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for oogenesis

oogenesis
[ ō′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

The formation, development, and maturation of an ovum or egg cell.

Other words from oogenesis

oogenetic adjective (ō′ə-jə-nĕtĭk)
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