ootid

[oh-uh-tid]

noun Cell Biology.

the cell that results from the meiotic divisions of an oocyte and matures into an ovum.

Nearby words

  1. oost,
  2. oost, jacob van,
  3. oostende,
  4. oot,
  5. ootheca,
  6. ooze,
  7. ooze leather,
  8. oozy,
  9. op,
  10. op art

Origin of ootid

First recorded in 1905–10; oo- + (sperma)tid

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British Dictionary definitions for ootid

ootid

noun

zoology an immature female gamete that develops into an ovum

Word Origin for ootid

C20: from oo- + (sperma) tid

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Medicine definitions for ootid

ootid

ə-tĭd′]

n.

The nearly mature ovum after the first maturation division has been completed and the second initiated.

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