|The moment a human egg is released from a woman's ovary has been caught on camera for the first time.
The footage was captured by chance during a routine operation in Belgium.
Gynaecologist Dr Jacques Donnez, of the Catholic University of Louvain, spotted it on the monitor during a hysterectomy.
The egg belonged to a forty-five-year-old Belgian woman.
Dr Donnez believes that the images will help scientists gain greater understanding of the mechanisms and processes involved in reproduction and fertilisation.
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