- the cell that results from the meiotic divisions of an oocyte and matures into an ovum.
Origin of ootid
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- zoology an immature female gamete that develops into an ovum
Word Origin for ootid
C20: from oo- + (sperma) tid
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- The nearly mature ovum after the first maturation division has been completed and the second initiated.
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