Ovum definition

ōvəm
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The mature female gamete of an animal; an egg.
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The mature female gamete of an animal; an egg.
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(biol.) A mature female germ cell which, generally only after fertilization, develops into a new member of the same species; female gamete; egg.
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(archit.) An egg-shaped ornament.
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The mature reproductive cell of female animals, produced in the ovaries.
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(cytology) The female gamete in animals; the egg cell.
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Origin of ovum

  • Latin ōvum egg awi- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ōvum (“egg").

    From Wiktionary