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mature ovarian follicle

 

Definition: a follicle ready for ovulation; in the human ovary, its antrum attains a diameter of 6–8 mm and presents a surface bulge, the follicular stigma; a first maturation (meiotic) division of the primary oocyte usually occurs just prior to rupture of the follicle.

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