from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The formation, development, and maturation of an ovum.

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  • n. The formation and development of an ovum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The development, or mode of origin, of the ova.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The genesis or origin and development of the ovum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. development of ova


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oo- + -genesis


  • This marine worm, first described in 1949 as an acoel flatworm and later claimed as either an early metazoan offshoot or a primitive deuterostome, has recently been affiliated with primitive bivalve molluscs, based upon a study of gamete development oogenesis and an analysis of sequence data from both 18S rRNA and mitochondrial genes.

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  • Since the shell is secreted by the follicle cells during oogenesis, we expected the defect to depend on the genotype of those cells.

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  • Drosophila oogenesis to come to rival embrogenesis as a ideal system for studying patterning.

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  • The phenotypes suggested that the process of segmentation involves at least three levels of spatial organization: Processes beginning during oogenesis define the large unique regions requiring the gap gene function, the gap genes in turn control

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  • Except in the very earliest stages of oogenesis there is no real similarity between the development of a Zoophyte, a Mollusc, an Articulate and a Vertebrate, but each is stamped from the beginning with the characteristics of its type.

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  • During oogenesis, MAPs are believed to stabilize microtubules preferentially close to condensed chromosomes, favoring spindle assembly around DNA.

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  • The network also highlighted a number of proteins and their complexes absent from the mitotic spindle proteome (MSP), suggesting that some of them may have a specific microtubule-related role during oogenesis.

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  • Kawakami K, Sakamoto H, Inoue K (2007) Spatiotemporal localization of germ plasm RNAs during zebrafish oogenesis.

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  • The failure of Foxl2-negative granulosa cells to sustain follicle formation is a primary cause of ovarian failure, leading to subsequent deregulated oogenesis by an unknown mechanism

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  • And we know a lot about spermogenesis and oogenesis.



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