ovary

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ovary (plural ovaries)

  1. (anatomy) A female reproductive organ, often paired, that produces ova and in mammals secretes the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
    The male testicles are homologous to the female ovaries.
  2. (botany) The lower part of a pistil or carpel that bears ovules and ripens into fruit.

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