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Definition of "ovary" []

  • The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, estrogen and progesterone. (noun)
  • Botany The ovule-bearing lower part of a pistil that ripens into a fruit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ovary" in a sentence
  • "As part of this study, a small portion of the ovary is surgically removed before starting cancer therapy."
  • "Fruit, in addition to being a ripened plant ovary, is designed to get animals to poop on the seeds."
  • "Two Mothers/Two Aunts: If a woman conceives a baby thanks to her sister's ovary, is she the baby's mother or aunt?"