Meaning of ovum

o•vum

Pronunciation: (ō'vum), [key]
— pl. o•va
    1. the female reproductive cell or gamete of animals, which is capable of developing, usually only after fertilization, into a new individual.
    2. the female reproductive cell or gamete of plants.
  1. an oval ornament, as in an egg-and-dart molding.
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