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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To generate or produce ovules; effect ovulation; form or produce ova; lay eggs, as a process of maturing ovules in the ovary and discharging them therefrom.
  • Having or bearing ovules.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Biol.) Containing an ovule or ovules.
  • intransitive verb (Physiol.) To produce ova and discharge them from an ovary or ovarian follicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive to produce eggs or ova

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb produce and discharge eggs

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From ovule.]

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