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A pair of crater-like spheres seen in an egg after insemination; their presence indicates that fertilization has occurred.

Polar Body

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A small cell produced and ultimately discarded in the development of an egg. Polar bodies can be removed for genetic analysis.

Ovum Maturity

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Refers to a series of complex steps allowing development of an egg. The timing of egg retrieval and fertilization is dependent on ovum maturity.


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The organ which is responsible for egg and female hormone production.


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Liquid nutrient mixture in which the eggs, sperm and embryos are cultured and grown.

IVF (in vitro fertilization)

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Process where the egg and sperm are fertilized outside the woman’s body. The embryo is later transferred into the woman’s uterus or fallopian tube.