ovary

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noun ova·ry \ˈō-və-rē, ˈōv-rē\

Definition of ovary

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ovaries

  1. 1 :  one of the typically paired essential female reproductive organs that produce eggs and in vertebrates female sex hormones

  2. 2 :  the enlarged rounded usually basal portion of the pistil or gynoecium of an angiospermous plant that bears the ovules and consists of one or more carpels — see flower illustration

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Origin and Etymology of ovary

New Latin ovarium, from Latin ovum egg


OVARY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ovary for English Language Learners

  • : one of usually two organs in women and female animals that produce eggs and female hormones

  • : the part of a flower where seeds are formed


OVARY Defined for Kids

ovary

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noun ova·ry \ˈō-və-rē\

Definition of ovary for Students

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ovaries

  1. 1 :  one of the usually two organs in the body of female animals in which eggs are produced

  2. 2 :  the larger rounded lower part of the pistil of a flower that contains the ovules in which the seeds are formed


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ovary

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noun ova·ry \ˈōv-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of ovary

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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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