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Graafian follicle

A Graafian follicle, also known as an ovarian follicle, is a fluid-filled cyst-like cavity found in the ovaries. It surrounds and protects the developing ovum. Once the ovum is released into a Fallopian tube, the follicle develops a yellowish mass of tissue called the corpus luteum.

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