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cumulus[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.
a mass of epithelial granulosa cells surrounding the oocyte in the maturing ovarian follicle.
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A solid mass of follicular cells that surrounds the developing ovarian follicle. It projects into the antrum of the graafian follicle. After ovulation this layer of cells must be penetrated by a sperm for fertilization to occur.Synonym: discus proligerus
See also: cumulus
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