striated membrane


striated membrane
see zona pellucida (def. 1).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Zona — o na, n.; pl. {Zon[ae]}. [L., a girdle. See {Zone}.] A zone or band; a layer. [1913 Webster] {Zona pellucida}. [NL.] (Biol.) (a) The outer transparent layer, or envelope, of the ovum. It is a more or less elastic membrane with radiating stri[ae] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zona pellucida — Zona o na, n.; pl. {Zon[ae]}. [L., a girdle. See {Zone}.] A zone or band; a layer. [1913 Webster] {Zona pellucida}. [NL.] (Biol.) (a) The outer transparent layer, or envelope, of the ovum. It is a more or less elastic membrane with radiating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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