Definitions for ovumˈoʊ vəm; ˈoʊ və

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•vumˈoʊ vəm; ˈoʊ və(n.)(pl.)o•va

  1. the female reproductive cell, developed in the ovary; female gamete; egg cell.

    Category: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology

Origin of ovum:

1700–10; < L ōvum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ovum, egg cell(noun)

    the female reproductive cell; the female gamete


  1. ovum(Noun)

    The female gamete in animals; the egg cell.

  2. Origin: From ovum.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ovum

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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the egg from which the young of people and animals develop.

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