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Definition of Oocyte

Oocyte: A female germ cell in the process of development. The oocyte is produced in the ovary by an ancestral cell called an oogonium and gives rise to the ovum (the egg), which can be fertilized.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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