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Plural of ovum.
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(Biology) the plural of ovum
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(ˈoʊ vəm)

n., pl. o•va (ˈoʊ və)
the female reproductive cell, developed in the ovary; female gamete; egg cell.
[1700–10; < Latin ōvum]
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pl de ovum
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Of these polypi, in a large specimen, there must be many thousands; yet we see that they act by one movement: they have also one central axis connected with a system of obscure circulation, and the ova are produced in an organ distinct from the separate individuals.
I have imagined, I know not with how much truth, that this granulo-pulpy matter was in process of being converted into ova. Certainly in this zoophyte such appeared to be the case.
If all pedunculated cirripedes had become extinct, and they have already suffered far more extinction than have sessile cirripedes, who would ever have imagined that the branchiae in this latter family had originally existed as organs for preventing the ova from being washed out of the sack?
The whole tree itself is but one leaf, and rivers are still vaster leaves whose pulp is intervening earth, and towns and cities are the ova of insects in their axils.
Salalah: The Oman Volleyball Association (OVA) and the Arab Federation of Volleyball (AFV) signed an agreement to host two Arab beach volleyball competitions in the Governorate of Dhofar in coincidence with the Salalah Tourism Festival.
Earlier in the OVA league final, Seeb defeated Al Salam.
We treated mice with a nose-only 'PM[sub]2.5 online enrichment system' to increase the concentration of PM[sub]2.5 in the air and simulate human exposure to pollutants in the atmosphere to observe the effects of PM[sub]2.5 on BALB/c mice undergoing sensitization and challenge with ovalbumin (OVA).
Several screengrabs from the upcoming 'Ghost Fighter' OVA were released by Bandai Namco Arts as a teaser for fans.
Methodology: Mice were sensitization by OVA (500 ul, i.p.) on days 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and treated with fisetin (10, 20 and 40 mg/kg, p.o.) for 21 days, followed by OVA (5 ul per nostril) challenged on the 21st day.