dictyotene

dic·ty·o·tene

(dik'tē-ō-tēn),
The state of meiosis at which the oocyte is arrested during the several years between late fetal life and menarche.
[G. diktyon, net, + tainia, band]

dictyotene

/dic·tyo·tene/ (dik´te-o-tēn″) the protracted stage resembling suspended prophase in which the primary oocyte persists from late fetal life until discharged from the ovary at or after puberty.
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Labeled arachidonic acid applied to an extract of the alga produced a pheromone, dictyotene.