from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of the fluid-filled vesicles in the mammalian ovary containing a maturing ovum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mature ovarian follicle at the final stage of folliculogenesis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See follicle, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a vascular body in a mammalian ovary enclosing a developing egg
After Regnier de Graaf (1641-1673), Dutch physician and anatomist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named for Regnier de Graaf, Dutch scientist. (Wiktionary)
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