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Definition

An infertility disorder characterized by oocyte maturation arrest that can occur at different stages of maturation. Some oocytes exhibit maturation arrest at the germinal vesicle stage and others at the metaphase I stage. Oocytes progressing to polar body I either undergo fertilization failure or, in those that are fertilized, early embryonic arrest.

Acronym

OOMD4

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