name: egg coat formation
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def: "Construction of an egg coat, a specialized extracellular matrix that surrounds the ovum of animals. The egg coat provides structural support and can play an essential role in oogenesis, fertilization and early development." [GOC:bf, GOC:sart, GOC:yaf, PMID:16944418, PMID:17163408]
synonym: "VE formation" NARROW [PMID:16944418, PMID:17163408]
synonym: "vitelline envelope formation" NARROW [PMID:16944418]
synonym: "zona pellucida assembly" NARROW [GOC:yaf, PMID:18420282]
synonym: "ZP assembly" NARROW [PMID:18420282]
is_a: GO:0022412 ! cellular process involved in reproduction in multicellular organism
relationship: part_of: GO:0048477 ! oogenesis
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