Definitions for ovumˈoʊ vəm; ˈoʊ və

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  1. ovum, egg cell(noun)

    the female reproductive cell; the female gamete

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  1. ovum(Noun)

    The female gamete in animals; the egg cell.

  2. Origin: From ovum.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ovum

    A mature haploid female germ cell extruded from the OVARY at OVULATION.


  1. Egg cell

    The egg cell is the female reproductive cell in oogamous organisms. The egg cell is typically not capable of active movement, and it is much larger than the motile sperm cells. When egg and sperm fuse, a diploid cell is formed, which gradually grows into a new organism.

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