Definitions for ovumˈoʊ vəm; ˈoʊ və
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ovum, egg cell(noun)
the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
The female gamete in animals; the egg cell.
Origin: From ovum.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A mature haploid female germ cell extruded from the OVARY at OVULATION.
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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- Ovum, EizelleGerman
- eggfruma, eggIcelandic
- 卵, 卵子Japanese
- 난자, 卵子Korean
- अंड, अंडकोशMarathi
- ovum, اوۏومMalay
- јајашце, jajašceSerbo-Croatian
- yumurta hücresi, yumurtaTurkish
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