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Ovary vs. Ovum

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Ovarynoun

(anatomy) A female reproductive organ, often paired, that produces ova and in mammals secretes the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

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Ovumnoun

(cytology) The female gamete in animals; the egg cell.

Ovarynoun

(botany) The lower part of a pistil or carpel that bears ovules and ripens into fruit.

Ovumnoun

A more or less spherical and transparent cell, which by a process of multiplication and growth develops into a mass of cells, constituting a new individual like the parent; an egg, spore, germ, or germ cell. See Illust. of Mycropyle.

Ovarynoun

That part of the pistil which contains the seed, and in most flowering plants develops into the fruit. See Illust. of Flower.

Ovumnoun

One of the series of egg-shaped ornaments into which the ovolo is often carved.

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Ovarynoun

The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced. See Illust. of Discophora.

Ovumnoun

the female reproductive cell; the female gamete

Ovarynoun

the organ that bears the ovules of a flower

Ovarynoun

(vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone

Ovary

The ovary is an organ found in the female reproductive system that produces an ovum. When released, this travels down the fallopian tube into the uterus, where it may become fertilized by a sperm.

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