Ovaries
Ovary O"va*ry ([=o]"v[.a]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Ovaries} ([=o]"v[.a]*r[i^]z). [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}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l. & Anat.) The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced. See Illust. of {Discophora}. [1913 Webster]


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