Definition of ovarian follicle in English:

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ovarian follicle

noun

Another term for Graafian follicle.
Example sentences
  • In the first half of the menstrual cycle, ovarian follicles, containing an egg, develop, and produce increasing amounts of oestrogen.
  • Estrogens are primarily secreted by the ovarian follicles and the corpus luteum in the non-pregnant females; in pregnancy, the major source is the placenta.
  • Pathogenetically, the development of an ovarian pregnancy is a result of the retention of the ovum in the ovarian operculum and its continued entrapment within the ruptured ovarian follicle.
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