ovar·​i·​ole ō-ˈver-ē-ˌōl How to pronounce ovariole (audio)
: one of the tubes of which the ovaries of most insects are composed

Word History


New Latin *ovariolum, diminutive of ovarium

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ovariole was in 1877

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“Ovariole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovariole. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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