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Definition of ovum:

  1. A more or less spherical and transparent mass of granular protoplasm, which by a process of multiplication and growth develops into a mass of cells, constituting a new individual like the parent; an egg, spore, germ, or germ cell. See Illust.
  2. One of the series of egg- shaped ornaments into which the ovolo is often carved.

Synonyms:

egg cell.

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