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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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Formation and function of the polar body contractile ring in Spisula.
GVBD was monitored after 3 to 5 h of culture and polar body extrusion (MII) after 20 h from the beginning of IBMX-free culture.
However, no beneficial effect of TF treatment during IVM was found on first polar body extrusion rate, showing that it could not affect nuclear maturation even though it effectively reduced ROS levels.
Viable tetraploids in the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas Thunberg) produced by inhibiting polar body I in eggs from triploids.
In the normal cytoskeletal sequence that precedes formation of the polar body (PB) in Spisula oocytes, cortical spreading of the peripheral aster at metaphase and cortical docking of the spindle are followed, during anaphase, by disassembly of astral microtubules and formation of the F-actin ring (Fig.
At the everyday clinical level, polar body CGH is likely to have two more important consequences: first, because the analysis is performed on oocytes and not on embryos, countries like Germany which outlaw embryo analysis and freezing will now have at their disposal a reliable method of preimplantation genetic screening; and second, because the chromosomal status of the transferred embryo can be accurately predicted (with no more than a 10 per cent error rate as found in the ESHRE study), the reduction of multiple pregnancies in IVF by single embryo transfer will become more attractive.
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.
The analysis of polar body 1 already detected 72 % of all aneuploid eggs, but adding the analysis of the second polar body significantly improved the detection rate up to 89 %.
Eggs are arrested at metaphase 1 prior to insemination and meiosis resumes with the formation of the first polar body approximately 5-7 min PI (Fig.
Cumulus-free M II oocytes with a first polar body (PB1) were then subject to nuclear transfer or parthenogenetic activation experiments as discussed later.
Polar body formation is of interest both as a fundamental process in sexual reproduction and as an extreme example of unequal cytokinesis in cell biology.