Share this entry

Share this page

Graafian follicle

Saltos de línea: Graaf|ian fol|licle
Pronunciación: /ˈɡrɑːfɪən

Definición de Graafian follicle en inglés:


A fluid-filled structure in the mammalian ovary within which an ovum develops prior to ovulation.
Example sentences
  • For some unexplained reason normally only one follicle becomes more successful than the others and towards mid-cycle this dominant Graafian follicle rises to the surface of the ovay.


mid 19th century: named after R. de Graaf (1641–73), Dutch anatomist.

Definición de Graafian follicle en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día cumbersome
Pronunciación: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…