noun. a female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions.
- -cyte (English)
- cyta (Latin)
- oo- (English)
- ᾠο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word oocyte
1. Noun, singular or mass
Consequently, a single primary oocyte gives rise to only one egg and three polar bodies whereas a single primary spermatocyte can give rise to four sperm.
99.9 percent of a female’s ova remain in the primary oocyte stage until they are eventually absorbed by the body.