ovary ovary  /ˈoʊ və ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
  2. (n) (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone

Usage(s):

  1. One month after performing the whole-ovary transplant, Silber tried the same procedure on a set of nonidentical twins for the first time.
  2. If we try to get the egg not from the ovary but from the oviduct after ovulation, then maybe we would get good-quality eggs.
  3. Snipping out three-fourths of one ovary from each girl, they placed them in a warm salt solution.

News

  1. Pregnant Mom Maria De Jesus, Baby Die After Surgeons Remove Wrong Organ

    An East London mother-to-be died after trainee surgeons who were supposed to taking out her appendix removed her ovary instead . Maria De Jesus was diagnosed with appendicitis after going to the hospital because of severe abdominal pain. De Jesus, 32, was five months pregnant at the time. Since her untreated appendicitis was never dealt with, she returned to the hospital two weeks later with a ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Pregnant mother, baby die after trainee surgeons remove ovary instead of appendix

    A pregnant mother with appendicitis died after two unsupervised trainee surgeons removed one of her ovaries by mistake, according to The Daily Mail. The site reports teaching assistant Maria De Jesus, 32, was admitted for surgery at a hospital in Romford, Essex. Because she was pregnant, surgeons had to “feel” for the organ. This led to her ovary, rather than her appendix, being removed, The ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Oklahoman

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Quotes

  1. "Actually what happened is last week was more than just a tummy ache. Obviously. It turned out I ruptured a cyst that was on my ovary," wrote Hough. "I didn't know but I have endometriosis. I've apparently had it for a long time because I've...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Julianne Hough Source: Reality TV World

  2. "It may allow us to investigate the very earliest processes of how a human (ovary and testis) develops," said Harry Moore, a professor of reproductive and developmental medicine at Sheffield University in England.
    on Jun 20, 2005 By: Harry Moore Source: USA Today

  3. "Through his fundamental studies of the functions of the ovary and the brain mechanisms that are now known to be their ultimate regulators, Tom always asked the right question or provided a clue to the right answer," Roger Guillemin, the 1977...
    on Jun 30, 2006 By: Roger Guillemin Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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