ovisac

[ oh-vuh-sak ]
/ ˈoʊ vəˌsæk /
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noun Zoology.

a sac or capsule containing an ovum or ova.

Nearby words

  1. ovipara,
  2. oviparous,
  3. oviposit,
  4. oviposition,
  5. ovipositor,
  6. ovo-,
  7. ovo-lacto-vegetarian,
  8. ovoid,
  9. ovolactarian,
  10. ovolo

Origin of ovisac

First recorded in 1825–35; ovi- + sac

Related formso·vi·sac·like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ovisac

ovisac

/ (ˈəʊvɪˌsæk) /

noun

a capsule or sac, such as an ootheca, in which egg cells are produced
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Medicine definitions for ovisac

ovisac

[ ōvĭ-săk′ ]

n.

An egg-containing capsule, such as a Graafian follicle.

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