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Follicular antrum

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Follicular antrum

Follicular antrum
Latin Antrum folliculare
Anatomical terminology

The follicular antrum is the portion of an ovarian follicle filled with follicular fluid. Appearance of the follicular antrum during follicular maturation is the first sign that a follicle has reached the next stage of maturation. It has changed from a primary follicle to a secondary follicle.

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  • Histology at KUMC female-female07 "Graafian Follicle"
  • Anatomy photo: Reproductive/mammal/ovary2/ovary2 - Comparative Organology at University of California, Davis - "Mammal, canine ovary (LM, High)"
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