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Anatomy Term: germinal vesicle
XAO ID: 0000234
Synonyms: GV
Definition: "The nucleus of the oocyte, it is enclosed in a nuclear envelope and contains neucleoplasm, in which the chromosomes and extranucleoli are embedded. It breaks down as the oocyte matures, being no longer visible by the first meiotic metaphase."
Stage Range: oocyte stage VI to mature egg stage
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Parent(s): nucleus (is_a) oocyte (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY