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Body

The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

body

(Collection), noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness
Associated concepts: body corporate, body politic, governnental body, reviewing body

body

(Main part), noun core, corpus, essential part, figure, form, greater part, hub, main part, major part, principal part, shape, structure, substance
Associated concepts: body of an instrument

body

(Person), noun anatomy, cadaver, carcass, carrion, corporality, corporalness, corporeality, corpse, corpus, entity, human being, material existence, physical being, physique
Associated concepts: body attachment, body execution, body heirs
See also: aggregate, assemblage, assembly, band, bulk, character, committee, community, compact, confederacy, configuration, content, cornerstone, corporation, corpse, corpus, entity, form, generality, individual, majority, mass, materiality, party, society, structure, substance, weight

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

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In abalone there is a rapid sequence of fertilization events starting with sperm swimming toward and making contact with the external coat of the egg until first polar body extrusion.
Displacement of the mitotic apparatus which induces ectopic polar body formation or parthenogenetic cleavage in starfish oocytes.
Because this chromosome had been duplicated at the outset, the egg and polar body each end up with a copy of the maternal chromosome.
Pronuclear formation and polar body formation were determined using the 45-min time points, whereas cleavage was determined at 90 min time points.
The first polar body and the metaphase plate of an oocyte were drawn into an enucleation pipette (20 to 22 [micro]m i.
The report describes a process involving complete chromosome analysis using a method known as Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) by which they tested DNA derived from a small egg chromosomal structure known as the first Polar body (PB-1), located immediately below the egg surface.
During the specialized cell division that leads to the creation of egg cells, the leftover complement of 23 chromosomes gets packaged into a smaller cell called a polar body, which remains attached to the egg but eventually wastes away.
We are delighted to announce the world's first pregnancy using real time polar body array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) and the baby is due later in the spring," the Telegraph quoted Dr Simon Fishel, from the Care Fertility Group in Nottingham, as saying.
Triploids were produced by inhibiting the release of second polar body (PBII) with a treatment of 450 gmol/mL 6-deimethylaminopurine (6-DMAP), with untreated fertilized eggs developing as normal diploid controls.