Definition of dictyate in English:

dictyate

adjective

Biology
  • Designating a late stage of meiotic prophase in the oocytes of mammals and certain other organisms, at which the nucleus has a reticular pattern of chromatin.

    Mammalian oocytes remain in the dictyate stage from the late fetal period until ovulation.

Pronunciation

dictyate

/ˈdɪktɪeɪt/ /ˈdɪktɪət/

noun

Biology

Pronunciation

dictyate

/ˈdɪktɪeɪt/ /ˈdɪktɪət/

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From ancient Greek δίκτυον net + -ate, after French dictyé reticular.