A cluster of cells that project into the cavity of the mature ovarian follicle. It is released with the embedded oocyte during ovulation. In order for fertilization to occur this layer must be penetrated by the spermatocyte. [WP,modified]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumulus_oophorus ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, human_reference_atlas

latin term
cumulus ovaricus [ FMA : 18659 ]
definition
  • A cluster of cells that project into the cavity of the mature ovarian follicle. It is released with the embedded oocyte during ovulation. In order for fertilization to occur this layer must be penetrated by the spermatocyte. [WP,modified].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/Gray1164.png
has exact synonym
  • ovarian cumulus
  • discus proligerus
  • cumulus ovaricus
id
  • UBERON:0001306
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606