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o•vum



Pronunciation: (ō'vum), [key]
n.,
pl. o•vaPronunciation: (ō'vu). [key]

1. Cell Biol.
a. the female reproductive cell or gamete of animals, which is capable of developing, usually only after fertilization, into a new individual.
b. the female reproductive cell or gamete of plants.
2. Archit.an oval ornament, as in an egg-and-dart molding.

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