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Ovary

Synonym(s)

  • female gonad

Definition(s)

One of a pair of female reproductive glands in which the ova, or eggs, are formed. The ovaries are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014