- Biol. a mature female germ cell which, generally only after fertilization, develops into a new member of the same species; female gamete; egg
- Archit. an egg-shaped ornament
Origin of ovumL, egg
The mature female gamete of an animal; an egg.
Origin of ovumLatin ōvum egg ; see awi- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin Åvum (“egg").