polocyte


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po·lar bod·y

one of two small cells formed by the first and second meiotic division of oocytes; the first is usually released just before ovulation, the second not until discharge of the oocyte from the ovary; in mammals, the second polar body may fail to form unless the oocyte has been penetrated by a sperm.

polocyte

(po'lo-sit) [Gr. polos, pole, + kytos, cell] Polar body.

polocyte

see POLAR BODY.