secondary oocyte

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sec·on·dar·y o·o·cyte

an oocyte in which the first meiotic division is completed; the second meiotic division usually stops short of completion unless fertilization occurs.

sec·on·dar·y o·o·cyte

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē ō'ŏ-sīt)
An oocyte in which the first meiotic division is completed; the second meiotic division usually stops short of completion unless fertilization occurs.

secondary oocyte

The larger of the two cells produced by the first meiotic division of the primary oocyte.
See: polar body
See also: oocyte