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an ovary.
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Rarely used term for ovary.
[G. ōon, egg, + phoros, bearing]
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(ō'vă-rē) [TA]
One of the paired female reproductive glands containing the oocytes (ova) or germ cells; its stroma is a vascular connective tissue containing ovarian follicles, each enclosing an oocyte; surrounding this stroma is a denser layer called the tunica albuginea.
Synonym(s): ovarium [TA] , oophoron.
[Mod. L. ovarium, fr. ovum, egg]
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Obsolete term for the OVARY. >From the Greek roots oon , an egg and phoros , bearing.
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