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Ovary

ovary
(Science: anatomy) One of two small oval bodies situated on either side of the uterus on the posterior surface of the broad ligament. The structures in which the ova (eggs) are developed and released during ovulation.
The organ that bears the ovules of a flower.(vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone.The organ in female mammals and types of plant that is responsible for the production of female gametes and also responsible for the secretion of some sex hormones like oestrogen.


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