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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of ovum.

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  • n. Plural form of ovum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. See ovum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of ovum.

Etymologies

Latin plural of ovum ("egg"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But the eggs, or ova -- which is the Latin word meaning eggs -- do not begin to ripen until the girl reaches the age of thirteen or fourteen, or, in other words, until she begins to become a woman.

    What a Young Woman Ought to Know

  • Yes, Read or Die the ova is a big one of mine, I always Identified with The Paper, becuase she is so obsessed with books and so am I.

    A sum up of medical stuff, but Yuri, postcards and ANIME GIRLS!

  • The number of the ova is the same in all sea-urchins, and is an odd one.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • It is not, however, in every kind that the so-called ova are edible.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • "If," says Keller, (an old German writer,) "the fly be enabled to choose the place which suits her best for the deposition of her eggs, (as, for instance, in my sugar-basin, in which I placed a quantity of decaying wheat,) she takes a correct survey of every part and selects that in which she believes her ova will be the best preserved and her young ones well cared for."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • Society on a small discovery which he had made by the aid of a "wretched microscope" to the effect that the so-called ova of Flustra were really larvæ and had the power of independent action by means of cilia.

    Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1

  • This was in a large measure due to his intimacy with Dr. Grant, who, in a later article on Flustra, made some allusion to a paper read by Darwin before the Linnean Society on a small discovery which he had made by the aid of a “wretched microscope” to the effect that the so-called ova of Flustra were really larvae and had the power of independent action by means of cilia.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

  • This was that the so-called ova of Flustra had the power of independent movement by means of cilia, and were in fact larvae.

    The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

  • It produces the female egg cells necessary for reproduction, called the ova or oocytes.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • It produces the female egg cells necessary for reproduction, called the ova or oocytes?.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

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