The process of oocyte development, whereby a primordial germ cell eventually becomes a mature ovum.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

O`o*gen"e*sis (?), n. [Gr. an egg + E. genesis.] Physiol.

The development, or mode of origin, of the ova.

 

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