[ US /ˈoʊvəm/ ]
[ UK /ˈə‍ʊvəm/ ]
  1. the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
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How To Use ovum In A Sentence

  • fertilization of the ovum, the matter most on his mind that morning. THY BROTHER DEATH
  • It’s not completely true that mtDNA is derived strictly from the ovum. Zorse – The Zebra Horse Hybrid
  • (In animals the female reproductive cell is called ovum, plural ova.) Chapter 5
  • While the protoplasm in the animal section of the ovum continues briskly to divide, multiplying the nuclei, the deutoplasm in the vegetal section remains more or less undivided; it is merely consumed as food by the forming cells. The Evolution of Man — Volume 1
  • [3] The ovum is really the fully mature egg ready for fecundation; before maturity it should not be called ovum but oöcyte; and in advanced treatises it is so referred to. Woman Her Sex and Love Life
  • The central novum of any of this type of work, according to Suvin, has to be within the bounds of scientific reason.
  • Derived from a single fertilized ovum or embryonic cell mass. Used especially of identical twins.
  • During the menstrual cycle, an ovum is released from one of the ovaries (the release is called ovulation), and the uterus develops an inner lining enriched with blood to prepare it for the possible implantation of a zygote. Menstrual cycle
  • On the 1st December I bred also from another ovum a small hymenopterous parasite.
  • Following surgery, the donor and recipient were treated with praziquantel. No proglottid or worm ovum was detected by dung detection within 3 months, without any discomfortable symptom.
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