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ovary

noun [C] uk   /ˈəʊ.vər.i/  us   /ˈoʊ-/
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
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…
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