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Graafian follicle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Graafian follicle a vascular body in a mammalian ovary enclosing a developing egg
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Usage

In literature:

In Figure 2, a ripe Graafian follicle (G.F.), projects upon the ovary.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Graafian follicle in the earliest stage.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
In the sexually mature woman, a Graafian follicle ripens at regular intervals of four weeks.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
At the time of the monthly periods an egg (sometimes two) is discharged from its Graafian follicle, from one or other ovary.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Within this are numerous cavities, the Graafian follicles.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Graafian follicle with two ova, about to divide into two follicles, from a rabbit six weeks after birth.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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