ovum, egg cell(noun)
the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
The female gamete in animals; the egg cell.
Origin: From ovum.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō′vum, n. an egg: (biol.) the egg-cell, in all organisms the starting-point of the embryo, development beginning as soon as it is supplemented by the male-cell or spermatozoon:—pl. O′va. [L.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A mature haploid female germ cell extruded from the OVARY at OVULATION.
The numerical value of ovum in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of ovum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What I am going to say may appear narcissistic, but it's true. If you want to see a miracle, all you have to do is just look in the mirror, and you will see the greatest miracle in this world: The Human Body, the amazingly wondrous creation of Supreme Power, in my view. The process of creation of human body begins with the union of sperm and ovum in the womb of a woman. It's just a beginning of the greatest miracle, because almost immediately begins the creation of thousands of millions of body cells, which in fact build the most complicated tissues, complex organs, and exceptionally intricate systems of the human body. Interestingly there are about one octillion cells in adult human body, which can be written as 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. And now comes the astounding fact: all these one thousand trillion trillion cells are created by only fifty consecutive replications of just one cell. Wow! That's what I consider miracle, created by none other than Supreme Power!
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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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