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o·va·ry

 (ō′və-rē)
n. pl. o·va·ries
1.
a. One of the paired female reproductive organs that produce eggs and female sex hormones in humans and other vertebrates.
b. An analogous gland in an invertebrate animal, such as a flatworm or a mollusk.
2. Botany The ovule-bearing lower part of a pistil that ripens into a fruit.

[New Latin ōvārium, from Latin ōvum, egg; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]
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ovary

(ˈəʊvərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Anatomy) either of the two female reproductive organs, which produce ova and secrete oestrogen hormones
2. (Zoology) the corresponding organ in vertebrate and invertebrate animals
3. (Botany) botany the hollow basal region of a carpel containing one or more ovules. In some plants the carpels are united to form a single compound ovary
[C17: from New Latin ōvārium, from Latin ōvum egg]
ovarian adj
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o•va•ry

(ˈoʊ və ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the female gonad or reproductive gland, in which the ova and the female sex hormones develop.
2. the enlarged lower part of the pistil in flowering plants enclosing the ovules or new seeds.
[1650–60; < New Latin ōvārium]
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o·va·ry

(ō′və-rē)
1. The reproductive organ in female animals that produces eggs and the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. In most vertebrate animals, the ovaries occur in pairs.
2. The part of a flower pistil that contains ovules. The ovary is located at the base of the pistil and ripens into a fruit after fertilization of one or more of the ovules. See more at flower.

ovarian (ō-vâr′ē-ən) adjective
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ovary

A walnut-sized sex organ which produces ova (eggs). Females have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ovary - the organ that bears the ovules of a flowerovary - the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
placenta - that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form
2.ovary - (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
arteria ovarica, ovarian artery - the artery that branches from the aorta and supplies blood to the ovaries
female reproductive system - the reproductive system of females
female internal reproductive organ - the reproductive organs of a woman
Graafian follicle - a vascular body in a mammalian ovary enclosing a developing egg
gonad, sex gland - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
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ovary

noun
Related words
adjective ovarian
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Translations
vaječníksemeník
æggestokovarium
munasarjasikiäin
jajnikovarij
petefészek
eggjastokkur
卵巣
난소
kiaušidė
olnīca
vaječník
jajnikјајник
äggstock
รังไข่ของสตรี
buồng trứng

ovary

[ˈəʊvərɪ] Novario m
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ovary

[ˈəʊvəri] novaire m
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ovary

n
(Anat) → Eierstock m
(Bot) → Fruchtknoten m
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ovary

[ˈəʊvərɪ] n (Anat) → ovaia (Bot) → ovario
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ovary

(ˈəuvəri) plural ˈovaries noun
the part of the female body in which eggs are formed.
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ovary

مِبْيَضٌ vaječník æggestok Eierstock ωοθήκη ovario munasarja ovaire jajnik ovaio 卵巣 난소 ovarium eggstokk jajnik ovário яичник äggstock รังไข่ของสตรี yumurtalık buồng trứng 卵巢
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o·va·ry

n. ovario, órgano reproductor femenino que produce el óvulo.
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ovary

n (pl -ries) ovario
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Another interesting case report revealed that in Resistant Ovary syndrome, IVM worked and oocyte retrieval, embryonic development, and a successful delivery was achieved (27).
Successful live birth in a woman with resistant ovary syndrome following in vitro maturation of oocytes.
The differential diagnoses are gonadal dysgenesis, gonadal failure, and resistant ovary syndrome.