ovarian

[oh-vair-ee-uhn]
adjective
of or pertaining to an ovary.
Also, ovarial.


Origin:
1830–40; ovary + -an

pseudovarian, adjective
subovarian, adjective
transovarian, adjective
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ovary (ˈəʊvərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  either of the two female reproductive organs, which produce ova and secrete oestrogen hormones
2.  the corresponding organ in vertebrate and invertebrate animals
3.  botany the hollow basal region of a carpel containing one or more ovules. In some plants the carpels are united to form a single compound ovary
 
[C17: from New Latin ōvārium, from Latin ōvum egg]
 
ovarian
 
adj

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ovarian
1840, see ovary.
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ovary  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ō'və-rē)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The reproductive organ in female animals that produces eggs and the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. In most vertebrate animals, the ovaries occur in pairs. In mammals, the ovaries contain numerous follicles, which house the developing eggs (oocytes). See more at menstrual cycle, ovulation.

  2. The part of a carpel or of a gynoecium made of fused carpels that contains the ovules in a flower. The ovary is located at the base of the carpel and ripens into a fruit after fertilization of one or more of the ovules. See more at flower.


ovarian adjective (ō-vâr'ē-ən)
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Example sentences
But ovarian cancer leads them to look for a surrogate.
Other studies have found that olive oil has a favorable effect on both ovarian
  cancer and bowel cancer.
Likewise an ovarian cyst of some sort can also push on the bladder if it
  becomes large.
At first worries centred on the possibility of increased risk of ovarian cancer.
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