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Other Ovary Definition

[n] one of usually two organs that produce ova and (in vertebrates) secrete estrogen and progesterone
[n] the organ that bears the ovules of a flower

Misc. Definitions

\O"va*ry\, n.; pl. {Ovaries}. [NL. ovarium, fr. L. ovum egg: cf. F. ovaire. See {Oval}.]
1. (Bot.) That part of the pistil which contains the seed, and in most flowering plants develops into the fruit. See Illust. of {Flower}.
2. (Zo["o]l. & Anat.) The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced. See Illust. of {Discophora}.

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