Encyclopedia > Ovum

  Article Content

Ovum

An ovum (or loosely, "egg" or "egg cell") is a female gamete. In higher animals, ova are produced by organs called ovaries.

The word is derived from the Latin word (ovum, plur. ova) for Egg.

See also



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Holtsville, New York

... American, 0.18% Native American, 1.74% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.21% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 7.06% of the population are Hispanic or ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 49.1 ms