OBO ID: GO:0060471
Term Name: cortical granule exocytosis Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • cortical granule release
  • cortical reaction
Definition: The process of secretion by a cell that results in the release of intracellular molecules contained within a cortical granule by fusion of the vesicle with the plasma membrane of a cell. A cortical granule is a specialized secretory vesicle that is released during egg activation that changes the surface of the egg to prevent polyspermy.
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