ovariole

noun
ovar·​i·​ole | \ ō-ˈver-ē-ˌōl How to pronounce ovariole (audio) \

Definition of ovariole

: one of the tubes of which the ovaries of most insects are composed

First Known Use of ovariole

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ovariole

New Latin *ovariolum, diminutive of ovarium

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“Ovariole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovariole. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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