HyperDic: ovum

English > 1 sense of the word ovum:
NOUNbodyovum, egg cellthe female reproductive cell
ovum > pronunciation
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > ovum: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe female reproductive cell; the female gamete.
Synonymegg cell
Part offemale reproductive systemThe reproductive system of females
Narroweregganimal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes
ootidmature ovum after penetration by sperm but before the formation of a zygote
ovuleA small or immature ovum
BroadergameteA mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
Adjectivesovularof or relating to an ovum
Verbsovulateproduce and discharge eggs

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