vesicular follicle


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ve·sic·u·lar o·var·i·an fol·li·cle

[TA]
a follicle in which the primary oocyte attains its full size and is surrounded by an extracellular glycoprotein layer (zona pellucida) that separates it from a peripheral layer of follicular cells permeated by one or more fluid-filled antra; the primary oocyte occupies the cumulus oophorus; the theca of the follicle develops into internal and external layers.

vesicular follicle

A follicle containing a cavity; a mature ovarian (graafian) follicle.
See also: follicle
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