noun, plural o·va·ries.
Origin of ovary
Examples from the Web for ovaries
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 1, 2014
Ovaries, so safe and well,” Fageeh intones, “so you can make lots and lots of babies.‘No Woman, No Drive’: Behind the Viral Video
October 28, 2013
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...
December 3, 2012
Historical Examples of ovaries
My doctor says my ovaries are affected also and will have to be taken out.Treatise on the Diseases of Women
Lydia E. Pinkham
Can you find any plants that have their stamens and ovaries on separate individuals?Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
It may be produced by any excitement of the womb or ovaries, and by over-nursing.
At this time, too, tumors or swellings of the ovaries are apt to commence.
In girls, ovaritis, or inflammation of the ovaries may be present.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
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."