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ˈoʊ və riovary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ovary(noun)

    the organ that bears the ovules of a flower

  2. ovary(noun)

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


  1. ovary(Noun)

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

  2. ovary(Noun)

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


  1. Ovary

    The ovary is an ovum-producing reproductive organ, often found in pairs as part of the vertebrate female reproductive system. Ovaries in female individuals are analogous to testes in male individuals, in that they are both gonads and endocrine glands.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ovary

    ō′var-i, n. the part of the female animal in which the egg of the offspring is formed, the female genital gland: (bot.) the part of the pistil which contains the seed.—n.pl. O′va, eggs.—adjs. Ovā′rial, Ovā′rian, of or pertaining to the ovary.—ns. Ovā′riōle; Ovariot′omist; Ovariot′omy (surg.), the removal of a diseased tumour from the ovary.—adj. Ovā′rious, consisting of eggs.—n. Ovarī′tis, inflammation of the ovary. [Low L. ovaria.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ovary

    The reproductive organ (GONADS) in female animals. In vertebrates, the ovary contains two functional parts: the OVARIAN FOLLICLE for the production of female germ cells (OOGENESIS); and the endocrine cells (GRANULOSA CELLS; THECA CELLS; and LUTEAL CELLS) for the production of ESTROGENS and PROGESTERONE.

Editors Contribution

  1. ovary

    A type of organ in the human body.

    The human body has two ovaries which each play a role.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 22, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ovary in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ovary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ovary in a Sentence

  1. Rachel Dardik:

    It's not uncommon to have a fluid-filled cyst on the ovary, and if it's rubbed or touched even with the vagina as a barrier, it can hurt quite a bit.

  2. Ramille Shah:

    You have to house both the small ones and the large ones, and you have to have an environment that can provide cross-talk between these follicles, because that's how the natural ovary signals for only specific ones to ovulate.

  3. Vicki Rox:

    In the middle of my sleep, I was woken with this excruciating pain like someone was stabbing me in my right ovary.

  4. Daniel Hooper:

    Most gynandromorph individuals are infertile, but this one may actually be fertile as the left side is female, and only the left ovary in birds is functional.

  5. Vaagn Andikyan:

    During the surgery, we removed this gigantic tumor that originated from her left ovary. We removed her left ovary, her left( fallopian) tube, and we removed the affected peritoneal tissue that was adhering to the ovary.

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