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ovary

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noun ova·ry \ˈōv-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of ovary

plural ovaries

  1. :  one of the typically paired essential female reproductive organs that produce eggs and in vertebrates female sex hormones, that occur in the adult human as oval flattened bodies about one and a half inches (four centimeters) long suspended from the dorsal surface of the broad ligament of either side, that arise from the mesonephros, and that consist of a vascular fibrous stroma enclosing developing egg cells



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