noun Cell Biology.

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

Origin of ootid

First recorded in 1905–10; oo- + (sperma)tid
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British Dictionary definitions for ootid



zoology an immature female gamete that develops into an ovum

Word Origin for ootid

C20: from oo- + (sperma) tid
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ootid in Medicine




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