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[oh-vair-ee-uh m]
noun, plural o·var·i·a [oh-vair-ee-uh] /oʊˈvɛər i ə/. Archaic.
  1. ovary.
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Origin of ovarium

From New Latin, dating back to 1685–95; see origin at ovary
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Examples from the Web for ovarium

Historical Examples of ovarium

  • This however is not the case in respect to the dropsy of the ovarium, or in the hydrocele.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin

  • Some of these vesicles are situated so near the surface of the ovarium as to be prominent on its surface.

    Fruits of Philosophy

    Charles Knowlton

  • What would the floriculturist care for any change in the structure of the ovarium or of the ovules?

  • Each of these cavities terminates in a fallopian tube, which opens into the capsule of an ovarium.

  • Thus, in plants, the office of the pistil is to allow the pollen-tubes to reach the ovules within the ovarium.

ovarium in Medicine


(ō- vārē- ŭm)
n. pl. ovar•i•a (-ē- ə)
  1. One of the paired female reproductive organs that produce ova; an ovary.
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