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[o-vuh-ree] reproductive organ in the female pelvis. Normally a woman has 2 ovaries. They contain the eggs (ova) that, when joined with sperm, can result in pregnancy. Ovaries are also the main source of estrogen, the main female sex hormone. See also estrogen, ova, sperm.

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Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer

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