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ovarynoun [C]

uk   /ˈəʊ.vər.i/  us   /ˈoʊ.vər.i/
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
(Definition of ovary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ovarynoun [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/
(Definition of ovary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ovary”
in Korean 난소…
in Arabic مِبيَض…
in Malaysian ovari…
in French ovaire…
in Russian яичник…
in Chinese (Traditional) (女性或雌性動物的)卵巢, (雌性植物的)子房…
in Italian ovaia…
in Turkish yumurtalık…
in Polish jajnik…
in Spanish ovario…
in Vietnamese buồng trứng…
in Portuguese ovário…
in Thai รังไข่ของสตรี…
in German der Eierstock…
in Catalan ovari…
in Japanese 卵巣…
in Chinese (Simplified) (女性或雌性动物的)卵巢, (雌性植物的)子房…
in Indonesian indung telur…
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