Ovary vs Oary - What's the difference?

ovary | oary |


As a noun ovary

is (anatomy) a female reproductive organ, often paired, that produces ova and in mammals secretes the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

As an adjective oary is

like an oar.

ovary

English

(wikipedia ovary)

Noun

(ovaries)
  • (anatomy) A female reproductive organ, often paired, that produces ova and in mammals secretes the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
  • The male testicles are homologous to the female ovaries .
  • (botany) The lower part of a pistil or carpel that bears ovules and ripens into fruit.
  • Derived terms

    * ovarian * ovariectomy * ovaritis

    oary

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Like an oar
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  • , passage=It is as the future bird of elegance and grace that the young swan is mostly admired; when it has become old enough to grace the waters, then it is that all admire her, when she with "Arched neck, Between her white wings mantling, proudly rows Her state with oary feet." }}