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 ]

Synonyms: cumulus ovaricus discus proligerus ovarian cumulus

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
cumulus ovaricus [ FMA:18659 ]

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id

UBERON:0001306