dictyate


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dictyate

a stage in the development of oocytes which are arrested at the same stage of meiotic prophase; the stage varies between species.
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Isolated follicle-enclosed oocytes remain arrested in the dictyate stage.
The second phase of growth is when the follicle continues to grow while the oocyte remains arrested in dictyate stage until it reaches full adult size (>120 [micro]m) in the antral follicle.