Ovum



[oh-vuh m] /ˈoʊ vəm/

noun, plural ova
[oh-vuh] /ˈoʊ və/ (Show IPA)
1.
Cell Biology.

2.
Architecture. an oval ornament, as in an egg-and-dart molding.
/ˈəʊvəm/
noun (pl) ova (ˈəʊvə)
1.
an unfertilized female gamete; egg cell
n.

(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.
ovum
(ō’vəm)
Plural ova
The mature reproductive cell of female animals, produced in the ovaries. See more at egg.

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