germinal pole


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an·i·mal pole

the point in a telolecithal oocyte (egg) opposite the yolk, where most of the protoplasm is concentrated and where the nucleus is located; from this region, the polar bodies are extruded during maturation.
Synonym(s): germinal pole

germinal pole

an·i·mal pole

(an'i-măl pōl)
The point in a telolecithal egg opposite the yolk, it is the site of the nucleus and most of the protoplasm; from this region, polar bodies are extruded during maturation.
Synonym(s): germinal pole.

germinal pole

The pole of an ovum at which the development begins.
See also: pole
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