from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The collective changes or conditions preceding fecundation, especially those affecting the ovum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A term collectively applied to the changes or conditions preceding fecundation, especially to the changes which the ovum undergoes before fecundation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In embryology, the changes or conditions exhibited by the egg previous to its fertilization, or fecundation.
pre- + fecundation (Wiktionary)