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Definitions of ovary

  1. the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
  2. one of usually two organs that produce ova and ( in vertebrates) secrete estrogen and progesterone
  3. ( vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone
  4. That part of the pistil which contains the seed, and in most flowering plants develops into the fruit. See Illust. of Flower.
  5. The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced. See Illust. of Discophora.
  6. Either of the paired glands in the female that produce the female germ cells and secrete some of the female sex hormones.
  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.
  8. Ovarian.
  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.
  10. Female organ of generation, secreting the ovules before fecundation.
  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.
  12. An organ where an egg or seed is developed.
  13. The part of a female animal in which the eggs or ova are formed; the vessel in which the seed is formed.
  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.
  15. The essential female reproductive organ ; an enlarged portion of the pistil or gynoecium.
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Quotes of ovary

  1. People forget we come from an embryo and we're part sperm and part ovary We have both sides in us. – Michelle Rodriguez

Usage examples for ovary

  1. The pistil is divided into three parts, ovary style, and stigma. – My Studio Neighbors by William Hamilton Gibson
  2. Shortly after leaving the ovary the ovum must receive the stimulus to live and grow; otherwise it will quickly wither and die. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  3. The ovum travels down the tube which corresponds to the ovary where it originated. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  4. But in our poetry and even in our literature there are glories which in comparison with less obvious beauty are as the corona is to the ovary or the frame to the picture. – Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde
  5. Perianth tubular, 2- lipped, parted into 6 irregular lobes, free from ovary middle lobe of upper lip with 2 yellow spots at base within. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  6. The ovary was still less expanded than that of the preceding bee, and only four eggs had attained maturity. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  7. The other eggs in the ovary remain at a lower stage of their development. – Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila by Thomas Hunt Morgan Calvin B. Bridges
  8. It cannot, of course, be maintained that the Bennettiteae, or any other Mesozoic Cycadophyta at present known, were on the direct line of descent of the Angiosperms, for there are some important points of difference, as, for example, in the great complexity of the stamens, and in the fact that the ovary wall or pericarp was not formed by the carpels themselves, but by the accompanying sterile scale- leaves. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  9. The outer covering is the wall of the ovary the inner the seed- coat. – Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf by Jane H. Newell
  10. Inside the ovary are little bodies called the ovules that are moistened by a fluid that comes from this delicate pollen tube, and at once they begin to enlarge and eventually become the seeds. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  11. The torsion forceps are introduced and applied to the broad ligament above the ovary – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  12. It is known to be almost if not quite impossible to remove the ovary completely from a hen, owing to its close attachment over the great post- caval vein. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  13. The ovary was represented by a smooth, slightly elevated deep black eminence 1 cm. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  14. But rhythmical movement is characteristic of all physiological actions- of the beating of the heart, the secretions of the stomach, the congestion of the spleen, the circulation of the brain, quite as decidedly as of the ripening of cells in the ovary – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  15. The modified leaf or leaves which bear the ovules; usually consisting of ovary style and stigma. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  16. Calyx of 2 to 4 early- falling white sepals; 4 or 5 oblong, scale- like petals; 8 or 10 tawny, hairy stamens; a 5- celled, egg- shaped ovary narrowed into the short, thick style. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  17. Three sepals, three petals, twice three stamens, three styles, a three- celled ovary the flower growing out from a whorl of three leaves, make the naming of wake- robins a simple matter to the novice. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  18. It originates in a remarkable part of the ovary the corpus luteum. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  19. Calyx 5- cleft; the lobes narrow, spreading, erect, and open in fruit; 5 stamens inserted on corolla tube; style thread- like; ovary 4- celled. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al