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 [ku´mu-lus] (pl. cu´muli) (L.)
a small elevation.
cumulus oo´phorus a mass of follicular cells surrounding the ovum in the vesicular ovarian follicle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


, pl.


(kyū'myū-lŭs, -lī),
A collection or heap of cells.
[L. a heap]
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