- of or relating to an ovary.
Origin of ovarian
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Examples from the Web for ovarian
Women with HBOC hold a lifetime risk of 50-85 percent for breast cancer and 15-40 percent for ovarian cancer.Study Shows “Angelina Effect” Leads to Unnecessary Procedures for Some Breast Cancer Patients
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
May 21, 2014
Her mother, after a nearly decade-long struggle, succumbed to ovarian cancer in 2007 at age 56.Angelina’s Bold Boob Move
May 14, 2013
He had previously been married to Grand Slam tennis star Maureen “Little Mo” Connnelly, who had died from ovarian cancer.Komen for the Cure: How the Group's Founder Courted Controversy
February 5, 2012
Women who give birth after age 35 are 58 percent less likely to get ovarian cancer than women who never had children.Carla Bruni, Pregnant at 43?
April 28, 2011
Mothers who breastfeed may be at less risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer.How Breast Pumps Became a Political Issue
February 19, 2011
My trouble was enlargement of the womb, also had ovarian trouble.Treatise on the Diseases of Women
Lydia E. Pinkham
Ovarian tumors in pregnancy are, as has been said, rarer than myomata.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
These tumours come under the general head of Ovarian Dropsy.A System of Midwifery
I propose dealing in the first place with the ovarian ridge.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
Francis Maitland Balfour
Costae of ovarian receptacle connected by a membranous expansion.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.
Word Origin and History for ovarian
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The reproductive organ in female animals that produces eggs and the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. In most vertebrate animals, the ovaries occur in pairs. In mammals, the ovaries contain numerous follicles, which house the developing eggs (oocytes). See more at menstrual cycle ovulation.
- The part of a carpel or of a gynoecium made of fused carpels that contains the ovules in a flower. The ovary is located at the base of the carpel and ripens into a fruit after fertilization of one or more of the ovules. See more at flower.
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