noun, plural: secondary oocytes
The resulting oocyte when meiosis I is completed, and gives rise to ootid and... Read More
Definition of Gamete
What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More
What is Meiosis?
A simple definition of meiosis would be is this: meiosis is the process of cell division that results in... Read More
Terminology and Concepts
Primary reproductive organs are called gonads - testes in the male and ovaries in the female.... Read More
noun, plural: primary oocytes
The oocyte that arises from the oogonium via the process of oocytogenesis, and... Read More
noun, plural: oocytes
(1) A female gametocyte.
(2) A developing female germ cell.
The oocyte is an... Read More
Prophase is the first stage of mitosis; the very first step in this crucial process of the M-phase of the cell cycle. Now as... Read More
Organisms all use mitosis to create more cells in the body. Meiosis, a similar process, is used in some organisms to undergo... Read More
noun, plural: oogonia
(zoology) The diploid female gametogonium that gives rise to primary oocyte through... Read More