noun pl. ova
- 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
See ovum in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. o·va (ōˈvə)
The female reproductive cell or gamete of animals; egg.
Origin: Latin ōvum, egg; see awi- in Indo-European roots
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