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  1. the organ that bears the ovules of a flower Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. one of usually two organs that produce ova and (in vertebrates) secrete estrogen and progesterone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. That part of the pistil which contains the seed, and in most flowering plants develops into the fruit. See Illust. of Flower. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced. See Illust. of Discophora. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Either of the paired glands in the female that produce the female germ cells and secrete some of the female sex hormones. Medical Dictionary DB
  7. The organ in a female animal in which the ova, or first germs of future life, are formed; the hollow seed-case of a plant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Ovarian. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. 1. Ovarium, ootheca, oophoron; one of the two reproductive glands in the female, containing the ova or germ cells. Its stroma is a vascular connective tissue containing numbers of Graafian vesicles (folliculi oophori vesiculosi) enclosing the ova; surrounding this is a more condensed layer of the same substance as the stroma, formerly called the tunica albuginea. 2. In botany, the lower expanded part of the pistil of a flower, containing the ovule. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Female organ of generation, secreting the ovules before fecundation. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. The part of the female animal in which the egg of the offspring is formed: (bot.) the part of the pistil which contains the seed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. An organ where an egg or seed is developed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The part of a female animal in which the eggs or ova are formed; the vessel in which the seed is formed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The part in the body of a female animal in which the eggs or first germs of future animals are lodged; a hollow case in plants which encloses the young seeds. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. The essential female reproductive organ ; an enlarged portion of the pistil or gynoecium. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  16. [Latin] The essential female reproductive organ (zool.); an enlarged portion of the pistil or gynoecium (bot.). na
  17. [=o]'var-i, n. the part of the female animal in which the egg of the offspring is formed, the female genital gland: (bot.) the part of the pistil which contains the seed.--n.pl. O'VA, eggs.--adjs. OV[=A]'RIAL, OV[=A]'RIAN, of or pertaining to the ovary.--ns. OV[=A]'RI[=O]LE; OVARIOT'OMIST; OVARIOT'OMY (surg.), the removal of a diseased tumour from the ovary.--adj. OV[=A]'RIOUS, consisting of eggs.--n. OVAR[=I]'TIS, inflammation of the ovary. [Low L. ovaria.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. [Latin] One of the pair of organs in which the ova are developed. The o. is lined by peritoneum, and consists of a fibrous layer (tunica albuginea) investing a soft stroma of vascular fibrous tissue. The stroma contains numerous Graafian vesicles, each enclosing an ovum. The vesicles gradually approach the surface of the o., and there burst, discharging the ovum, which enters the Falloppian tube. The remains of a Graafian vesicle from which the ovum has escaped form the corpus luteum. na
  19. Either of two reproductive organs in which ova are produced in female animals, whence ovariotomy, ovaritis, nn.; lower part of pistil, consisting of one or more carpels, see-vessel, germen. Hence ovarian a., ovario-comb. form. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. The female gland in which ova are formed. American pocket medical dictionary.
  21. The structure in which the ova are developed. In the human species the ovaries are two flattened, oval bodies, one on each side, situated in the posterior layer of the broad ligament of the uterus, each averaging about 1 1/2 in. long, 3/4 in wide, and 1/2 in. thick. The organ weighs from 60 to 100 grains. Its two sides and the upper border are free; the lower border (the hilum) is attached to the broad ligament; and to the upper end is attached one of the fimbriae of the oviduct, [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. n. [Latin] That part of the pistil which contains the seed, and in the course of development becomes the fruit;—the part in oviparous animals in which the eggs are formed;—the part in viviparous animals which producers the fetus. Cabinet Dictionary

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