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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

ov-, ovi-, ovo-

The combining forms ov-, ovi- and ovo- mean “egg.”

  • Ovulation occurs when an egg is released from the ovary.
  • The egg travels to the uterus through the oviduct.
  • An ovo-vegetarian eats eggs, but not meat or dairy products.