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.
An ancestral cell that gives rise to an oocyte.
The removal of one or both ovaries by surgery.
Inflammation of the ovary, or egg sac.
- Open charting
The practice of making medical charts available to the patient.