ova

noun

plural of ovum

: a female gamete : macrogamete

called also egg cell

Examples of ova in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bill defines a female as someone whose reproductive system produces ova, and a male as someone whose reproductive system can fertilize ova. Sarah Swetlik | Sswetlik@al.com, al, 24 May 2023 But even so, most bodily systems overlap extensively across large (ova) and small (sperm) gamete producers, and the patterns of physiology and behavior in relation to birth and care of offspring are not universal across species. Agustín Fuentes, Scientific American, 1 May 2023 For example, in many mammal species, ova producers do most of the infant care. Agustín Fuentes, Scientific American, 1 May 2023

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“Ova.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ova. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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ova

plural of ovum

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ova

plural of ovum

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