o·o·gen·e·sis. The word was created from the prefix “oo-” (Greek oon, egg) + “genesis” (the coming into being of something) = the coming into being of the egg (the ovum).

Oogenesis is in contrast to spermatogenesis, the process of sperm formation.

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    An ancestral cell that gives rise to an oocyte.

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    The removal of one or both ovaries by surgery.

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    Inflammation of the ovary, or egg sac.

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    The practice of making medical charts available to the patient.

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