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ova |ˈəʊvə| — Original video animation, a direct-to-video Japanese anime.

oval |ˈəʊvl| — a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it

ovarian |əʊˈverɪən| — of or involving the ovaries

ovariotomy |əʊˌveriːˈɑːtəmiː| — A surgical removal of an ovary.

ovary |ˈəʊvərɪ| — the organ that bears the ovules of a flower

ovate |ˈəʊveɪt| — of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base

ovation |əʊˈveɪʃn| — enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)

oven |ˈʌvn| — kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting

ovenproof |ˈʌvnpruːf| — (of a dish) Can be used in an oven, will not be damaged if used in an oven.

over |ˈəʊvər| — (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch

over-refine |ˈəʊvərɪˈfaɪn| — refine too much or with excess of subtlety

over-the-counter |ˈəʊvərðəˈkɑʊntər| — (of securities) not traded on a stock exchange

overabundance |ˈəʊvərəˈbəndəns| — the state of being more than full

overabundant |ˌəʊvərəˈbʌndənt| — excessively abundant

overact |ˌəʊvərˈækt| — exaggerate one's acting

overacted |ˌəʊvəˈræktɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of overact

overactive |ˌəʊvərˈæktɪv| — more active than normal

overage |ˌəʊvərˈeɪdʒ| — a surplus or excess of money or merchandise that is actually on hand and that exceeds expectations

overall |ˌəʊvərˈɔːl| — (usually plural) work clothing consisting of denim trousers (usually with a bib and shoulder straps)

overalls |ˈəʊvərˌɔːlz| — plural form of overall

overanxious |ˌəʊvəˈræŋkʃəs| — anxious or nervous to an excessive degree

overarch |ˌəʊvəˈrɑːrtʃ| — be central or dominant

overarching |ˌəʊvərˈɑːrtʃɪŋ| — Present participle of overarch.

overarm |ˈəʊvərɑːrm| — with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level

overate |ˌəʊvərˈeɪt| — Simple past tense of overeat.

overawe |ˌəʊvərˈɔː| — subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

overbalance |ˌəʊvərˈbæləns| — weigh more heavily

overbear |ˌəʊvəˈbeər| — overcome

overbearing |ˌəʊvərˈberɪŋ| — expecting unquestioning obedience

overbearingly |ˌəʊvəˈbeərɪŋlɪ| — in an overbearing manner

overbid |ˌəʊvəˈbɪd| — a bid that is higher than preceding bids

overblow |əʊvəˈbləʊ| — To cover with blossoms or flowers.

overblown |ˌəʊvərˈbləʊn| — puffed up with vanity

overboard |ˈəʊvərbɔːrd| — to extremes

overboil |ˈəʊvəˈbɔɪl| — overflow or cause to overflow while boiling

overbold |ˌəʊvəˈbəʊld| — improperly forward or bold

overbook |ˌəʊvərˈbʊk| — To sell or guarantee more seats for an event than actually exist.

overbore |ˌəʊvəˈbɔːr| — (firearms) Relating to the situation where the capacity of the burning cartridge powder is more than the volume within the barrel.

overborne |ˌəʊvəˈbɔːrn| — Simple past tense and past participle of overbear.

overbought |ˌəʊvərˈbɔːt| — (finance) A stock or commodity market condition where there has been significant trading bidding up prices to higher levels, levels which seem overextended or excessive on a short-term basis.

overbrim |əʊvəˈbriːm| — To flow over the brim; to overflow.

overbuild |ˌəʊvərˈbɪld| — To perform excessive construction on a building or in an area.

overbuilt |əʊvəˈbɪlt| — simple past tense and past participle of overbuild

overburden |ˌəʊvərˈbɜːrdn| — the surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits

overburdened |ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdənd| — heavily burdened with work or cares

overbuy |ˈɒvərˌbaɪ| — To buy excessively, especially to buy more than one needs or can afford.

overcame |ˌəʊvərˈkeɪm| — Simple past tense of overcome.

overcapitalize |ˌəʊvəˈkæpɪtəlaɪz| — estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level

overcapitalized |ˌəʊvəˈkæpɪtəlaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of overcapitalize

overcast |ˌəʊvərˈkæst| — the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds

overcharge |ˌəʊvərˈtʃɑːrdʒ| — a price that is too high

overcharged |ˌəʊvəˈtʃɑːdʒd| — simple past tense and past participle of overcharge

overcloud |ˌəʊvəˈklaʊd| — become covered with clouds

overcoat |ˈəʊvərkəʊt| — a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter

overcoating |ˈəʊvərˌkəʊtɪŋ| — an additional protective coating (as of paint or varnish)

overcolour  — To exaggerate.

overcome |ˌəʊvərˈkʌm| — win a victory over

overconfidence |ˌəʊvəˈkɒnfɪdəns| — total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant

overcook |ˌəʊvərˈkʊk| — cook too long

overcooked |ˌəʊvəˈkʊkt| — simple past tense and past participle of overcook

overcrop |ˌəʊvəˈkrɑːp| — to exhaust by excessive cultivation

overcrow |ˌəʊvəˈkrəʊ| — (obsolete) To take over.

overcrowd |ˌəʊvəˈkraʊd| — cause to crowd together too much

overcrowded |ˌəʊvərˈkrɑʊdɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of overcrowd

overcrowding |ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪŋ| — The action or event of a space having more occupants than a space can accommodate.

overdevelop |ˌəʊvərdɪˈveləp| — To develop to an excessive degree

overdid |ˌəʊvəˈdɪd| — simple past tense of overdo

overdo |ˌəʊvərˈduː| — do something to an excessive degree

overdoing |ˌəʊvəˈduːɪŋ| — Present participle of overdo.

overdone |ˌəʊvəˈdʌn| — represented as greater than is true or reasonable

overdose |ˈəʊvərdəʊs| — dose too heavily

overdraft |ˈəʊvərdræft| — a draft in excess of the credit balance

overdrank |ˈəʊvəˈdræŋk| — simple past tense and past participle of overdrink

overdraught |ˈəʊvədrɑːft| — (chiefly UK) An overdraft.

overdraw |ˌəʊvərˈdrɔː| — draw more money from than is available

overdrawn |ˌəʊvərˈdrɔːn| — past participle of overdraw

overdress |ˌəʊvəˈdres| — dress too warmly

overdrew |ˌəʊvəˈdruː| — simple past tense of overdraw

overdrink |əʊvəˈdriːŋk| — (intransitive) to drink to excess

overdrive |ˈəʊvərdraɪv| — the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration

overdriven |ˈəʊvəˈdrɪvn| — Driven too hard; exhausted

overdrove |ˈəʊvəˈdrəʊv| — simple past tense of overdrive

overdrunk |ˈəʊvəˈdrʌŋk| — simple past tense and past participle of overdrink

overdue |ˌəʊvərˈduː| — past due; not paid at the scheduled time

overdye |əʊvərˈdaɪ| — To dye (something already coloured) with another colour.

overeat |ˌəʊvərˈiːt| — overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

overeaten |ˌəʊvəˈriːtən| — past participle of overeat

overeating |ˌəʊvəˈriːtɪŋ| — eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)

overemphasize |ˌəʊvərˈemfəsaɪz| — place special or excessive emphasis on

overestimate |ˌəʊvərˈestɪmeɪt| — an appraisal that is too high

overestimation |ˌəʊvərestɪˈmeɪʃn| — an appraisal that is too high

overexpose |ˌəʊvərɪkˈspəʊz| — expose to too much light

overexposure |ˌəʊvərɪkˈspəʊʒər| — the act of exposing film to too much light or for too long a time

overextend |ˌəʊvərɪkˈstend| — strain excessively

overextended |ˌəʊvərrɪkˈstendɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of overextend

overfall |ˈəʊvərfɑːl| — A turbulent section of a body of water, caused by strong currents passing over submerged ridges.

overfatigued  — simple past tense and past participle of overfatigue

overfed |ˌəʊvəˈfed| — too well nourished

overfeed |ˈəʊvərfiːd| — feed excessively

overfill |əʊvəˈfɪl| — fill beyond capacity

overflow |ˌəʊvərˈfləʊ| — a large flow

overflowing |ˌəʊvəˈfləʊɪŋ| — covered with water

overfly |ˌəʊvərˈflaɪ| — fly over

overfreight |ˈəʊvəˈfreɪt| — To overload with freight.

overfulfil |əʊvərfʊlˈfɪl| — To do more than is necessary to fulfil something

overfull |ˌəʊvəˈfʊl| — exceeding demand

overgarment |ˈəʊvərɡɑːrmənt| — a garment worn over other garments

overgild |əʊvərˈɡɪld| — To cover with gilding.

overgrew |ˈəʊvəˈɡruː| — simple past tense of overgrow

overground |ˈəʊvərɡraʊnd| — Above the ground.

overgrow |ˌəʊvərˈɡrəʊ| — grow too large

overgrown |ˌəʊvərˈɡrəʊn| — covered with growing plants

overgrowth |ˈəʊvərɡrəʊθ| — excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland

overhang |ˌəʊvərˈhæŋ| — projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else

overhaul |ˈəʊvərhɔːl| — periodic maintenance on a car or machine

overhauled |ˌəʊvəˈhɔːld| — simple past tense and past participle of overhaul

overhead |ˌəʊvərˈhed| — the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes

overheads |ˈəʊvərhedz| — plural form of overhead

overhear |ˌəʊvərˈhɪr| — hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

overheard |ˌəʊvəˈhɜːd| — simple past tense and past participle of overhear

overheat |ˌəʊvərˈhiːt| — get excessively and undesirably hot

overheating |ˌəʊvəˈhiːtɪŋ| — excessive heating

overhung |ˌəʊvəˈhʌŋ| — Simple past tense and past participle of overhang.

overindulge |ˌəʊvərɪnˈdʌldʒ| — overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

overindulgence |ˌəʊvərrɪnˈdʌldʒəns| — excessive indulgence

overissue |ˈəʊvərrɪʃuː| — (economics) To issue shares or banknotes to an extent beyond the ability to pay, or in excess of authorization

overjoy |ˌəʊvərˈdʒɔɪ| — cause to feel extremely joyful or happy

overjoyed |ˌəʊvərˈdʒɔɪd| — extremely joyful

overjump |ˌəʊvəˈdʒʌmp| — To jump over.

overkill |ˈəʊvərkɪl| — the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required

overlabour |ˈəʊvəˈleɪbə| — To cause to labour excessively; to overwork.

overladen |ˌəʊvəˈleɪdən| — loaded past capacity

overlaid |ˌəʊvərˈleɪd| — Simple past tense and past participle of overlay.

overlain |əʊvəˈleɪn| — Past participle of overlie

overland |ˈəʊvərlænd| — traveling or passing over land

overlap |ˌəʊvərˈlæp| — a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena

overlapping |ˌəʊvəˈlæpɪŋ| — covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)

overlay |ˌəʊvərˈleɪ| — protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior

overleaf |ˌəʊvərˈliːf| — on or to the other side of a page

overleap |ˌəʊvəˈliːp| — defeat (oneself) by going too far

overlie |ˌəʊvərˈlaɪ| — lie upon; lie on top of

overling |ˈəʊvəlɪŋ| — (rare) A superior.

overlive |əʊvərˈlɪv| — To survive.

overload |ˌəʊvərˈləʊd| — an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power

overloaded |ˌəʊvəˈləʊdɪd| — loaded past capacity

overlook |ˌəʊvərˈlʊk| — a high place affording a good view

overlooker |ˈəʊvərlʊkər| — One who overlooks; a work supervisor.

overlord |ˈəʊvərlɔːrd| — a person who has general authority over others

overly |ˈəʊvərlɪ| — to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

overlying |ˌəʊvəˈlaɪɪŋ| — placed on or over something else

overman |ˈəʊvəmæn| — A person who supervises others; a supervisor.

overmantel |ˈəʊvərmæntəl| — a shelf over a mantelpiece

overmasted |ˌəʊvəˈmɑːstɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of overmast

overmaster |ˌəʊvəˈmæstər| — overcome by superior force

overmastering |ˌəʊvəˈmæstərɪŋ| — Present participle of overmaster.

overmatch |ˈɒvərˈmætʃ| — A match in which one opponent is greatly superior to the other

overmeasure  — To measure or estimate too largely.

overmuch |ˌəʊvərˈmʌtʃ| — a quantity that is more than what is appropriate

overnice |əʊvəˈnaɪs| — excessively fastidious and easily disgusted

overnight |ˌəʊvərˈnaɪt| — during or for the length of one night

overpaid |ˌəʊvəˈpeɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of overpay

overpaint |əʊvəˈpeɪnt| — To color or describe too strongly.

overpass |ˈəʊvərpæs| — bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels

overpast |ˈəʊvəˈpɑːst| — ended; having passed over or passed by

overpay |ˌəʊvərˈpeɪ| — pay too much

overpeopled |ˈəʊvəˈpiːpld| — simple past tense and past participle of overpeople

overpersuade  — To win someone over through persuasion; to convince (someone) to do something against their own judgement or wishes. [from 17th c.]

overplay |ˌəʊvərˈpleɪ| — exaggerate one's acting

overplus |ˈəʊvərplʌs| — extreme excess

overpoise |ˌəʊvəˈpɔɪz| — preponderant weight; a counterbalance

overpopulate |əʊvəˈpɒpjʊleɪt| — cause to have too great a population

overpopulated |ˌəʊvərˈpɑpjəˌleɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of overpopulate

overpopulation |ˌəʊvərˌpɑːpjʊˈleɪʃn| — too much population

overpower |ˌəʊvərˈpaʊər| — overcome by superior force

overpowering |ˌəʊvərˈpaʊərɪŋ| — so strong as to be irresistible

overpraise |ˌəʊvəˈpreɪz| — praise excessively

overpressure |ˈəʊvəˈpreʃə| — a transient air pressure greater than the surrounding atmospheric pressure

overpriced |ˌəʊvərˈprɑɪst| — too costly for the value

overprint |ˌəʊvərˈprɪnt| — something added by overprinting

overprize |əʊvərˈpraɪz| — To prize excessively; to overvalue.

overproduce |ˌəʊvərprəˈduːs| — produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted

overproduction |ˌəʊvərprəˈdʌkʃn| — too much production or more than expected

overproof |əʊvəˈpruːf| — Possessing a higher proportion of alcohol than proof spirit. Sometimes abbreviated to OP.

overproud |ˌəʊvəˈpraʊd| — excessively proud

overran |ˌəʊvəˈræn| — Simple past tense of overrun.

overrate |ˌəʊvərˈreɪt| — make too high an estimate of

overrated |ˌəʊvərˈreɪtɪd| — Given an undue amount of credit for quality or merit in a field; not necessarily related to popularity.

overreach |ˌəʊvərˈriːtʃ| — fail by aiming too high or trying too hard

overreact |ˌəʊvərɪˈækt| — show an exaggerated response to something

overreacted |ˌəʊvərrɪˈæktɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of overreact

overrefine  — refine too much or with excess of subtlety

overrefined  — excessively delicate or refined

overrent |ˌəʊvəˈrent| — To rent for too much.

overrepresentation  — (uncountable) The condition of being overrepresented

overridden |ˌəʊvəˈrɪdən| — past participle of override

override |ˌəʊvərˈraɪd| — a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device

overriding |ˌəʊvərˈraɪdɪŋ| — having superior power and influence

overripe |ˌəʊvərˈraɪp| — too ripe and beginning to turn soft

overroast  — To roast too much.

overroasted  — simple past tense and past participle of overroast

overrode |ˌəʊvəˈrəʊd| — Simple past tense of override.

overrule |ˌəʊvərˈruːl| — rule against

overrun |ˈəʊvərʌn| — too much production or more than expected

oversaw |ˌəʊvəˈsɔː| — Simple past tense of oversee.

oversea |ˌəʊvəˈsiː| — beyond or across the sea

overseas |ˌəʊvərˈsiːz| — beyond or across the sea

oversee |ˌəʊvərˈsiː| — watch and direct

overseen |ˌəʊvəˈsiːn| — past participle of oversee

overseer |ˈəʊvərsɪr| — a person who directs and manages an organization

oversell |ˌəʊvərˈsel| — To agree to sell more of something than one can supply.

overset |ˈɒvərˌset| — (intransitive) To turn, or to be turned, over; to be upset.

oversew |ˌəʊvəˈsəʊ| — sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both

oversewn |ˌəʊvəˈsəʊn| — sewn together with overhand stitches (close vertical stitches that pass over and draw the two edges together)

overshadow |ˌəʊvərˈʃædəʊ| — be greater in significance than

overshoe |ˈəʊvərʃuː| — footwear that protects your shoes from water or snow or cold

overshoot |ˌəʊvərˈʃuːt| — an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt

overshot |ˌəʊvəˈʃɑːt| — having an upper part projecting beyond the lower

overside |ˈəʊvərsaɪd| — over the side of a boat

oversight |ˈəʊvərsaɪt| — an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something

oversimplification |ˌəʊvərˌsɪmplɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is

oversimplify |ˌəʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪ| — simplify to an excessive degree

oversize |ˌəʊvəˈsaɪz| — larger than normal for its kind

oversized |ˈəʊvərsaɪzd| — larger than normal for its kind

overslaugh |əʊvərˈslɔː| — (US, dialect) A bar in a river.

oversleep |ˌəʊvərˈsliːp| — sleep longer than intended

oversleeve |ˈəʊvəsliːv| — A protective sleeve worn over a normal one

overslept |ˌəʊvəˈslept| — simple past tense and past participle of oversleep

oversold |əʊvəˈsəʊld| — (finance) A stock or commodity market condition where there has been significant trading driving prices down to lower levels, levels which seem overextended or excessive on a short-term basis.

overspend |ˈəʊvərspend| — spend more than available of (a budget)

overspent |ˌəʊvəˈspent| — simple past tense and past participle of overspend

overspill |ˈəʊvərspɪl| — the relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns

overspread |əʊvərˈspred| — spread across or over

overstate |ˌəʊvərˈsteɪt| — to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

overstatement |ˈəʊvərsteɪtmənt| — making to seem more important than it really is

overstay |ˌəʊvərˈsteɪ| — stay too long

overstep |ˌəʊvərˈstep| — pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

overstock |ˌəʊvərˈstɑːk| — stock excessively

overstrain |ˌəʊvəˈstreɪn| — too much strain

overstrung |ˌəʊvəˈstrʌŋ| — being in a tense state

overstuff |ˈɒvərˌstəf| — stuff too much

overstuffed |ˌəʊvəˈstʌft| — upholstered thickly and deeply

oversubscribe |ˌɒvərsəbˈskraɪb| — To subscribe to an extent that is greater than the availability

oversubscribed |ˌəʊvərsəbˈskraɪbd| — sold in excess of available supply especially season tickets

overt |əʊˈvɜːrt| — open and observable; not secret or hidden

overtake |ˌəʊvərˈteɪk| — catch up with and possibly overtake

overtaken |ˌəʊvəˈteɪkən| — past participle of overtake

overtaking |ˌəʊvəˈteɪkɪŋ| — going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it

overtask |əʊvərˈtæsk| — To task too heavily, to give someone or something to many tasks; overburden

overtax |ˌəʊvərˈtæks| — tax excessively

overthrew |ˌəʊvəˈθruː| — simple past tense of overthrow

overthrow |ˌəʊvərˈθrəʊ| — the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)

overthrown |əʊvəˈθrəʊn| — past participle of overthrow

overtime |ˈəʊvərtaɪm| — work done in addition to regular working hours

overtly |əʊˈvɜːrtlɪ| — in an overt manner

overtone |ˈəʊvərtəʊn| — (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality

overtones |ˈəʊvətəʊnz| — plural form of overtone

overtook |ˌəʊvərˈtʊk| — Simple past tense of overtake.

overtop |ˌəʊvəˈtɑːp| — look down on

overtrain |ˌəʊvərˈtreɪn| — To train too much or too long.

overtrump |ˌəʊvəˈtrʌmp| — play a trump higher than (one previously played) to the trick

overture |ˈəʊvərtʃər| — orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio

overtures |ˈəʊvərtjʊəz| — plural form of overture

overturn |ˌəʊvərˈtɜːrn| — the act of upsetting something

overuse |ˌəʊvərˈjuːs| — exploitation to the point of diminishing returns

overvaluation |əʊvəvæljʊˈeɪʃn| — an appraisal that is too high

overvalue |ˌəʊvərˈvæljuː| — assign too high a value to

overvalued |ˌəʊvəˈvæljuːd| — Simple past tense and past participle of overvalue.

overview |ˈəʊvərvjuː| — a general summary of a subject

overwatch  — To watch over.

overwatched |ˌəʊvəˈwɒtʃt| — simple past tense and past participle of overwatch

overwater  — By or across water, especially of travel.

overweary  — tire excessively

overweening |ˌəʊvərˈwiːnɪŋ| — unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

overweight |ˌəʊvərˈweɪt| — the property of excessive fatness

overweighted |ˌəʊvəˈweɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of overweight

overwhelm |ˌəʊvərˈwelm| — overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

overwhelmed |ˌəʊvəˈwelmd| — simple past tense and past participle of overwhelm

overwhelming |ˌəʊvərˈwelmɪŋ| — so strong as to be irresistible

overwhelmingly |ˌəʊvərˈwelmɪŋlɪ| — incapable of being resisted

overwind |əʊvərˈwaɪnd| — To wind (tighten a spring of) something excessively.

overwinter |ˌəʊvərˈwɪntər| — spend the winter

overwork |ˌəʊvərˈwɜːrk| — the act of working too much or too long

overworked |ˌəʊvəˈwɜːkt| — Being subjected to too much work

overwrite |ˌəʊvərˈraɪt| — write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data

overwritten |ˌəʊvəˈraɪt| — past participle of overwrite

overwrote |ˌəʊvəˈraɪt| — simple past tense of overwrite

overwrought |ˌəʊvərˈrɔːt| — deeply agitated especially from emotion

oviduct |ˈəʊvɪdʌkt| — either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus

oviform |ˈəʊvəˌfɔːrm| — rounded like an egg

ovine |ˈəʊvaɪn| — of or pertaining to or of the nature of or characteristic of a sheep or sheep

oviparous |əʊˈvɪpərəs| — egg-laying

oviposit |ˌəʊvɪˈpɑːzɪt| — (intransitive) To lay eggs

ovipositor |əʊvɪˈpɑːzɪtər| — egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects and some fishes

ovoid |ˈəʊvɔɪd| — an egg-shaped object

ovule |ˈəʊvjuːl| — a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization

ovum |ˈəʊvəm| — the female reproductive cell; the female gamete

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