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[ov-yuh-ler, oh-vyuh-ler-]
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  1. pertaining to or of the nature of an ovule.
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Origin of ovular

From the New Latin word ōvulāris, dating back to 1850–55. See ovule, -ar1
Related formsmul·ti·ov·u·lar, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • It has been shown that the ovular coats may themselves become carpels, and that ovules may be developed upon ovules, p. 268.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • This ovular migration may serve to redistribute eggs to the oviducts when the ovaries are functioning at unequal rates.

Word Origin and History for ovular


1855, from ovule + -ar.

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