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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thick transparent extracellular coat that surrounds the mammalian ovum and is composed of glycoproteins. Spermatozoa bind to the zona pellucida during fertilization.

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  • noun anatomy A glycoprotein membrane surrounding the plasma membrane of an oocyte

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  • noun thick membrane around the mammalian ovum; can be penetrated by one sperm in the fertilization process; usually remains around the fertilized egg until it is implanted in the wall of the uterus

Etymologies

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

[New Latin zōna pellūcida : Latin zōna, belt, girdle + Latin pellūcida, feminine of pellūcidus, transparent.]

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Latin zōna ("zone") + pellūcida ("transparent").

Examples

  • In IVF, the outer membrane of the egg the zona pellucida is an efficient barrier in preventing the penetration of sperm that have DNA damage.

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  • As it slowly travels the length of the tube it continues to divide but still remains cloistered within the zona pellucida, the hard outer covering or “shell” of your original egg.

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  • By the aid of the microscope we find that these ova are composed of granular substance, in which is found a miniature yolk surrounded by a transparent membrane called the zona pellucida.

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  • By the aid of the microscope we find that these ova are composed of granular substance, in which is found a miniature yolk surrounded by a transparent membrane called the zona pellucida.

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  • Structure of the Ovum (continue) • A distinct perivitelline space is seen between the cell membrane (vitelline membrane) and the zona pellucida.

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  • The process involves injecting the bar codes, made from silicon, in the perivitelline space of embryos, the space between an embryo's cell membrane and its protective outer cover, known as the zona pellucida.

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  • Enzymes present in the acrosomal granule must be released to facilitate sperm penetration through the zona pellucida.

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  • Fifty feet away, for the second time this year, an embryologist rinses Imogene’s eggs and weakens the zona pellucida and injects one good sperm into each one.

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  • Fifty feet away, for the second time this year, an embryologist rinses Imogene’s eggs and weakens the zona pellucida and injects one good sperm into each one.

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  • Special enzymes in the head of the sperm help in penetrating the zona pellucida, the egg’s hard outer shell.

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