Ovulation is defined as the rupture of the ovarian follicle and the exit of the egg from the ovary for fertilization. Thus, the egg passes into the fallopian tubes, where it will remain for about 24 hours waiting to be fertilized.
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Guillermo Quea Campos M.D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 09/21/2022