ovary - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ovary”

See all translations

ovary

noun [C]  us   /ˈoʊ·vər·i/
biology either of the pair of organs in a woman’s body that produce eggs, or the part of any female animal or plant that produces eggs or seeds
ovarian
adjective [not gradable]  us   /oʊˈveər·i·ən/
Translations of “ovary”
in Arabic مِبيَض…
in Korean 난소…
in Malaysian ovari…
in French ovaire…
in Turkish yumurtalık…
in Italian ovaia…
in Chinese (Traditional) (女性或雌性動物的)卵巢, (雌性植物的)子房…
in Russian яичник…
in Polish jajnik…
in Vietnamese buồng trứng…
in Spanish ovario…
in Portuguese ovário…
in Thai รังไข่ของสตรี…
in German der Eierstock…
in Catalan ovari…
in Japanese 卵巣…
in Indonesian indung telur…
in Chinese (Simplified) (女性或雌性动物的)卵巢, (雌性植物的)子房…
(Definition of ovary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ovary?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ovary” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More