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ovum in Birth topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishovumo‧vum /ˈəʊvəm $ ˈoʊ-/ noun (plural ova /-və/) [countable] technical  HBMBan egg, especially one that develops inside the mother’s body
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ovumBoth will therefore produce an ovum that month.The whole woman of reproductive age produces an ovum a month, representing a single shot at a pregnancy every twenty-eight days.Then the nuclei arrange themselves side by side and fuse into a single nucleus carrying the chromosomes of both sperm and ovum.The creature probably created by the fusion of a human nucleus and a bovine ovum was owed something.It is thought that the head secretes a substance which is capable of breaking down the outer layer of the ovum.The victor then provides the ovum for that month.The ovum is roughly spherical or slightly egg-shaped.