\ə͡ʊvˈe͡əɹi͡əm], \əʊvˈeəɹiəm], \əʊ_v_ˈeə_ɹ_iə_m]\
Definitions of OVARIUM
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms (6th edition)
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
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By William R. Warner
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
The ovaries are the organs in which the ova are formed in oviparous animals. By analogy, the name has been given to the organs which the ancients called the testicles of the female. They are two ovoid bodies, almost as large as the testicles in men, placed on each side of the uterus, between the Fallopian tube and round ligament, and in the substance of the broad ligament. Their outer extremity gives attachment to one of the projections of the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube; and the internal is fixed to the uterus by a small ligamentous cord, called Ligamentum rotundum ovarii, Ligament of the Ovary. The ovaries are composed of a very close, spongy texture-stroma,-and of small vesicles-Folliculi Graafiani,-filled with a clear fluid: these vesicles contain ovules, which detach themselves from the ovarium before and after fecundation, and are carried into the cavity of the uterus by the Fallopian tube.
By Robley Dunglison