Synonyms for ovum

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One is an ovum, and these are the principle the mother gives to the future child.

And as the rose springs from the seed, so the horse develops from the ovum.

When the twins come from one ovum the condition is not so simple.

The cervix is then more or less dilated and the ovum is palpable.

Ovum, shows the process of development in all its stages, 43, 44.

They are best preserved in the ovum state at a temperature of about 55° F.

It is impossible for the ovum to attain a higher degree of ripeness.

Of what sort must the chosen diet be which can favor the ripening of the ovum?

Second, the ovum is impregnated while it remains in the ovary.

Its large size, as compared with the ovum, is very noticeable.

WORD ORIGIN

(plural ova), 1706, from Latin ovum "egg," cognate with Greek oon, Old Norse egg, Old English æg, all perhaps from PIE root *awi- (see egg (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OVUM

egg

nounseed, cell; embryo of an animal
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