noun Cell Biology.

the origin and development of the ovum.

Origin of oogenesis

First recorded in 1890–95; oo- + -genesis
Related formso·o·ge·net·ic [oh-uh-juh-net-ik] /ˌoʊ ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oogenesis



the formation and maturation of ova from undifferentiated cells in the ovarySee also oocyte
Derived Formsoogenetic (ˌəʊədʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for oogenesis

"formation of the ovum," 1892, from oo- + genesis.

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Medicine definitions for oogenesis




The formation and the development of the ovum.ovigenesis
Related formso′o•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for oogenesis



The formation, development, and maturation of an ovum or egg cell.
Related formsoogenetic adjective (ō′ə-jə-nĕtĭk)
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