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Polar Bodies MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Polar Bodies
Tree Number(s)
A05.360.490.690.680.500
A11.497.497.600.500
Unique ID
D059705
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D059705
Scope Note
Minute cells produced during development of an OOCYTE as it undergoes MEIOSIS. A polar body contains one of the nuclei derived from the first or second meiotic CELL DIVISION. Polar bodies have practically no CYTOPLASM. They are eventually discarded by the oocyte. (from King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Polar Body
Polar Cells
Previous Indexing
Oocytes (1976-2011)
Public MeSH Note
2012
History Note
2012
Date Established
2012/01/01
Date of Entry
2011/06/24
Polar Bodies Preferred
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