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Term: oocyte stage III micropylar cell
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: oocyte stage III
Synonyms: oocytes stage III, postvitellogenic oocyte, Stage 3 oocyte, vitellogenic oocytes
Definition: Oocyte part of stage III ovarian follicle. Stage III oocytes contain internal vitellus droplets and peripheral yolk vesicles.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001566]
Name: micropylar cell
Synonyms: plug cell
Definition: Is a specialized pore forming cell of the follicle, located adjacent to the animal pole of the oocyte. The micropylar cell makes the single micropyle (pore) through the chorion through which the sperm fertilizes the egg.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005239]