Define ovary

 

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Topic
Level
Highschool
Grade
7

Answer

  • Ovary is the female gonad or reproductive gland, in which the ova and the hormones that regulate female secondary sex characteristics develop.
  • In Botany, it is the enlarged lower part of the pistil in angiospermous plants, enclosing the ovules or young seeds.
  • In addition to their role in producing ova, the ovaries also have the distinction of being an endocrine gland because they secrete hormones—primarily estrogen and progesterone—that are vital to normal reproductive development and fertility.

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