Pronunciation: (ō'vu-rē), [key]
1. Anat., Zool.the female gonad or reproductive gland, in which the ova and the hormones that regulate female secondary sex characteristics develop.
2. Bot.the enlarged lower part of the pistil in angiospermous plants, enclosing the ovules or young seeds.
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