oogenesis

[ oh-uh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌoʊ əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun Cell Biology.

the origin and development of the ovum.

Origin of oogenesis

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

Related forms

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

oogenetic (ˌəʊədʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for oogenesis

oogenesis

[ ō′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The formation and the development of the ovum.ovigenesis

Related forms

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

oogenesis

[ ō′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

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

Related forms

oogenetic adjective (ō′ə-jə-nĕtĭk)
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