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Ovary  n.  (pl. ovaries)  
(Bot.) That part of the pistil which contains the seed, and in most flowering plants develops into the fruit.
(Zool. & Anat.) The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced.

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"Ovary" Quotes from Famous Books

... the line of reflection of the mantle, and then into the wall of the oviduct, which becomes enclosed as it were within the ligament. The latter then ends in a free edge on the inner side of the oviduct, and is continued along it until it reaches the inferior surface of the apex of the ovary, into ...
— Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 - Zoology • Various

... crectis-rigidis, foliis sparsis anguste oblongis margine revolutis, calycis vix bilabiati dentibus subaequalibus, ovario breviter stipitato villosissimo.—Near A. PASSERINOIDES Meisn., but differing in the narrow and longer leaves, the calyx and ovary.] ...
— Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia • Thomas Mitchell

... bodies, not all of the same cize or shape, but for the most part, not much differing from a Globular form, nor exceed they one another in Diameter above three or four times; they appear to the eye, like the Cobb or Ovary of a Herring, or some smaller fishes, but for the most part, the particles seem somewhat less, and not so uniform; but their variation from a perfect globular ball, seems to be only by the pressure of the contiguous bals which have a little deprest and protruded ...
— Micrographia • Robert Hooke

... "I've done some science myself. I did my Biology at University College,—getting out the ovary of the earthworm and the radula of the snail, and all that. Lord! It's ten years ago. But go on! go on! tell ...
— The Island of Doctor Moreau • H. G. Wells

... or seed enclosed in a hard woody or leathery shell that does not open when ripe, as in the hazel, beech, oak, chestnut." Technically speaking, it is a hard, indehiscent, one-seeded dry fruit resulting from a compound ovary. In horticultural language the fruit consists of the hard or leathery nut containing a kernel, together with the husk, hull, or bur that surrounds the nut shell. This kernel consists of the embryo plus the endosperm ...
— Northern Nut Growers Association Incorporated 39th Annual Report - at Norris, Tenn. September 13-15 1948 • Various

... through her senses what the eggs already in the nest are like. If, then, in spite of all this, her egg closely resembles the others, this can only have come about through an unconscious clairvoyance which directs the process that goes on within the ovary in respect ...
— Unconscious Memory • Samuel Butler

... corolla, or colored portion, may consist of several petals, as in the rose, or of a single one, as in the morning-glory. At the centre is the pistil, one or more, which forms the ultimate fruit. The pistil is divided into three parts, ovary, style, and stigma. Surrounding the pistil are the stamens, few or many, the anther at the ...
— My Studio Neighbors • William Hamilton Gibson

... frequently found with two yolks. This condition is produced by two ovary capsules bursting at about the same time and gaining entrance together into the oviduct where they are concealed in the same shell. Double-yolked eggs are larger than normal and may injure the oviduct when expelled. When hatched, they produce twins ...
— The Veterinarian • Chas. J. Korinek

Words linked to "Ovary" :   bloom, blossom, Graafian follicle, ovarian, female internal reproductive organ, flower, vertebrate

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