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zona striata

 

Definition: the thickened cell membrane of the oocyte in forms, such as certain amphibians, in which it appears radially striated under the light microscope; with the electron microscope the striations can be seen to be microvilli.

Synonym(s): membrana striata, striated membrane, zona radiata

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