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ovum

noun [C] uk   /ˈəʊ.vəm/ us    /ˈoʊ-/ (plural ova) specialized
an egg cell produced by a woman or female animal: If two ova are fertilized at the same time, the mother will have twins.Animal reproductionProcesses and stages connected with sexual reproduction
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