[oh-vuh] /ˈoʊ və/

plural of .
[oh-vuh m] /ˈoʊ vəm/
noun, plural ova
[oh-vuh] /ˈoʊ və/ (Show IPA)
Cell Biology.

Architecture. an oval ornament, as in an egg-and-dart molding.
the plural of ovum
noun (pl) ova (ˈəʊvə)
an unfertilized female gamete; egg cell

(plural ova), 1706, from Latin ovum “egg,” cognate with Greek oon, Old Norse egg, Old English æg, all perhaps from PIE root *awi- (see egg (n.)).

ovum o·vum (ō’vəm)
n. pl. o·va (ō’və)
The female reproductive cell or gamete; egg.
Plural ova
The mature reproductive cell of female animals, produced in the ovaries. See more at egg.
ova [(oh-vuh)]

sing. ovum

The female sex cells, produced in the ovary and released during ovulation; the eggs. An ovum must normally be fertilized (see fertilization) to develop into a new living thing.


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