noun, plural o·va·ries.
Origin of ovary
Examples from the Web for ovaries
Instead of a virtual punch in the ovaries, Paltrow should get a round of applause.Gwyneth Was Right: America Turned Communication Into a Weaponized Battlefield|James Poulos|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ovaries, so safe and well,” Fageeh intones, “so you can make lots and lots of babies.
It normally occurs during weeks six and eight of pregnancy, when the placenta takes over production of hormones from the ovaries.What Exactly Is Wrong With Kate (And Is She Vomiting Blood?) Experts Rush To Explain...|Tom Sykes|December 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
From such trifles as uvulas and tonsils they went on to ovaries and appendices until at last no one's inside was safe.Heartbreak House|George Bernard Shaw
A similar extraction of the female seed occurs in the ovaries.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England|Charles W. Bodemer
When this is so, we may suppose that the abnormal hairy growth is associated with degeneration of the ovaries.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
The structure of the Ovaries is very simple, and the manner in which they produce the ovum is not very well understood.
The ovaries in many cases were not twisted, so that the labellum was consequently uppermost.Across Iceland|William Bisiker
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for ovary
1650s, from Modern Latin ovarium "ovary" (16c.), from Medieval Latin ovaria "the ovary of a bird" (13c.), from Latin ovum "egg," from PIE *owyo-/*oyyo- "egg" (see egg (n.)). In classical Latin, ovarius meant "egg-keeper."