Growing ovarian follicle | definition of growing ovarian follicle by Medical dictionary
growing ovarian follicle
grow·ing o·var·i·an fol·li·cle
a follicle having several layers of proliferating follicular cells surrounding the oocyte, but separated from it by an extracellular glycoprotein layer (zona pellucida).
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8 In females, this peptide hormone is exclusively secreted by the granulosa cells of early growing ovarian follicles
Throughout folliculogenesis, over 99% of growing ovarian follicles
become atretic (Monniaux et al.