Definitions

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  • n. An ovary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ovary. See ovary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ovary or oƶphoron.

Etymologies

New Latin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When the ovarium is short and oval the interior structure does not differ from that of _C. maxima_ and _pepo_, but when it is elongated the carpels occupy only the terminal and swollen portion.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I.

  • "As the ovarium is a part not necessary to life, and dropsies of this kind are so generally fatal in the end, I think I shall be induced, notwithstanding the hazard attending wounds, which penetrate the cavity of the abdomen, to propose the extirpation of the diseased part in the first case, which occurs to me, in which I can with precision say, that the ovarium is the seat of the disease, and the patient in other respects tolerably healthy; as the cavity of the abdomen is often opened in other cases without bad consequences."

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • a female and esteemed a great prize, for I had discovered that the eggs found in the ovarium were a great luxury in the bush; and afforded us a light and palatable breakfast for several days.

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 2

  • Using simple instructions like "become huge", Osmos also has some twists with anti-matter orbs to avoid; "repulsors" that magnetically bounce away from you, and a sentient "ovarium", which merrily swims after you until you get too big, when it runs away.

    This week's new games

  • Thus in plants, the office of the pistil is to allow the pollen-tubes to reach the ovules within the ovarium.

    Darwin and the vermiform appendix - The Panda's Thumb

  • Now although it is most probable, from the number of eggs found in one district being so extraordinarily great in proportion to the parent birds, and likewise from the state of the ovarium of the hen, that she may in the course of the season lay a large number, yet the time required must be very long.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • She had been allowed to enter the ovarium only once in her life and it had been made quite clear to her that it was to be only that once.

    The Martian Way

  • The population, not many to be sure, had been moved closer toward the center and the quota for the next session at the ovarium had been cut.

    The Martian Way

  • If the sperm-cell travels to the ovarium it generally takes from three to five days to make the journey.

    Searchlights on Health The Science of Eugenics

  • The most remarkable tree is one foliis alternis bistipulat; corymbis denis, Calycibus hinc fissis, petalis 5-albis, Antherae sinuosae columna terminans, et ovarium et stigma occultantes? fructibus pendulis stipilatis ovato oblongis, carpellis 5-latere marginatus.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

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