ovary definition

  • noun:
    • The often paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, estrogen and progesterone.
    • Botany The ovule-bearing reduced element of a pistil that ripens into a fruit.
    • a lady reproductive organ, often paired, that produces ova plus animals secretes the bodily hormones estrogen and progesterone.
    • The lower element of a pistil or carpel that bears ovules and ripens into fruit.
    • That part of the pistil which contains the seed, plus many flowering plants develops to the fresh fruit. See Illust. of flower.
    • the primary feminine reproductive organ where ova are manufactured. See Illust. of Discophora.
    • That part of a lady pet where ova, eggs, or germs are created and matured; the primary female organ of reproduction, corresponding on testes for the male; the female genital gland or germ-gland; the ovarium.
    • In botany, a closed instance or receptacle, the reduced part of the pistil, inclosing the ovules or young seeds, and fundamentally becoming the fruit.
    • the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
    • (vertebrates) among usually two body organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone
  • others:
    • Of or regarding an ovation.

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