Definition of ovary:
- 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.
- The part of a female animal in which the eggs or ova are formed; the vessel in which the seed is formed.
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Examples of usage for ovary:
In women, there is a degree of masculinity, as the adrenal in women makes for masculinity, neutralising more or less the specifically feminine influences of the internal secretions of the ovary. "The Glands Regulating Personality" , Louis Berman, M.D..
It originates in a remarkable part of the ovary, the corpus luteum. "The Glands Regulating Personality" , Louis Berman, M.D..
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