polar body biopsy
polar body biopsyReproductive medicine The removal of the polar body, the genetic residua from the oocyte after the 1st meiotic division, which is metabolically inactive, and a mirror image of the oocyte, which can be removed with impunity. See Assisted reproduction, Blastocyst biopsy, Cleavage stage biopsy.
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