name: polar body extrusion after meiotic divisions
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def: "The cell cycle process in which two small cells are generated, as byproducts destined to degenerate, as a result of the first and second meiotic divisions of a primary oocyte during its development to a mature ovum. One polar body is formed in the first division of meiosis and the other in the second division; at each division, the cytoplasm divides unequally, so that the polar body is of much smaller size than the developing oocyte. At the second division in which a polar body is formed, the polar body and the developing oocyte each contain a haploid set of chromosomes." [GOC:ems, ISBN:0198506732]
is_a: GO:0022412 ! cellular process involved in reproduction in multicellular organism
is_a: GO:0033206 ! meiotic cytokinesis
relationship: part_of: GO:0007143 ! female meiotic nuclear division
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