ovarian artery n.
An artery with its origin in the aorta, with distribution to the ureter, ovary, ovarian ligament, and uterine tube, and with anastomosis to the uterine artery.
- Ovarian cycle
ovarian cycle n. The normal sex cycle that includes development of an ovarian follicle, rupture of the follicle, discharge of the ovum, and formation and regression of a corpus luteum.
- Ovarian fossa
ovarian fossa n. The depression in the parietal peritoneum of the pelvis in which the ovary is situated.
- Ovarian pregnancy
ovarian pregnancy n. An ectopic pregnancy developing in an ovarian follicle. Also called ovariocyesis.
[oh-vair-ee-ek-tuh-mee] /oʊˌvɛər iˈɛk tə mi/ noun, plural ovariectomies. Surgery. 1. the operation of removing one or both ovaries; oophorectomy. /əʊˌvɛərɪˈɛktəmɪ/ noun (pl) -mies 1. (surgery) another name for oophorectomy ovariectomy o·var·i·ec·to·my (ō-vâr’ē-ěk’tə-mē) n. The surgical removal of one ovary or both ovaries. Also called oophorectomy.