ova ova  /ˈoʊ və/


  • (n) the female reproductive cell; the female gamete


  1. Two years ago Harvard's Physiologist Gregory Goodwin Pincus placed a rabbit's ova in a bottle with a rabbit's sperm, shook them together for 20 minutes.
  2. The doctors collected live ova from Petrucci's female patients during hysterectomy or after sudden death.
  3. The agouti doe which was to contribute the ova was first allowed to mate with a sterile buck.


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  2. Yozakura Quartet ~Hoshi no Umi~ OVAs Get Blu-Ray Release in Japan

    3-episode OVA of Suzuhito Yasuda's manga began release on DVD in 2009
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Anime News Network


  1. "In fact, the bill will offer additional protection for donors by providing that donated sperm and ova may only be used in a manner that complies with the donor's wishes," Ms Meagher said. "For example, a donor from a distinct ethnic...
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: Reba Meagher Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. Dwyane Wade said he's going to stop Tweeting, probably so he isn't tempted to let anything slip: "I wanna thank all my fans 4 thr support thur everything. From ths moment on I'm on twttr hiatus until after Free agency is ova..."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Dwyane Wade Source: Sun-Sentinel (blog)

  3. "There are like 50 players from Russia in the top 10," said Williams, joking. "Every week you have to play an 'ova."
    on Jul 2, 2004 By: Serena Williams Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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