from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, estrogen and progesterone.
- n. Botany The ovule-bearing lower part of a pistil that ripens into a fruit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A female reproductive organ, often paired, that produces ova and in mammals secretes the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
- n. The lower part of a pistil or carpel that bears ovules and ripens into fruit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of the pistil which contains the seed, and in most flowering plants develops into the fruit. See Illust. of flower.
- n. The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced. See Illust. of Discophora.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of a female animal in which ova, eggs, or germs are generated and matured; the essential female organ of reproduction, corresponding to the testes of the male; the female genital gland or germ-gland; the ovarium.
- n. In botany, a closed case or receptacle, the lower section of the pistil, inclosing the ovules or young seeds, and ultimately becoming the fruit.
- Of or pertaining to an ovation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
- n. (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone
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?
The energetic imbalance of an absent right ovary occurs when a woman uses her creative energy but fails to maintain ownership of her creative direction.
The energetic imbalance of an overactive right ovary occurs when a woman takes on more projects than she can energetically sustain.
In the peach and cherry the pistil has three parts, a lower rounded, somewhat swollen part called the ovary, a slender stem arising from it called the style, and a slight enlargement at the top of the style called the stigma.
We have seen that the ovule from the ovary is the female egg, or principle.
At the base of the flower, packed in a delicate casket, which is called the ovary, lie a number of small white objects no larger than butterfly-eggs.
It is usually the basal portion of the pistil, the ovary, which is thus specially affected, the margins being also often disunited so as to expose the ovules.
The exact position of the ovary has been the subject of considerable difference of opinion, and the description here given applies to the ovary of the nulliparous woman.