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ova

[ oh-vuh ]
/ ˈoʊ və /
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noun

the plural of ovum.

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British Dictionary definitions for ova

ova
/ (ˈəʊvə) /

noun

the plural of ovum
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Cultural definitions for ova

ova
[ (oh-vuh) ]

sing. ovum

The female sex cells, produced in the ovary and released during ovulation; the eggs. An ovum must normally be fertilized (see fertilization) to develop into a new living thing.

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