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Descriptor English: Ovum
Descriptor Spanish: Óvulo
Descriptor Portuguese: Óvulo
Descriptor French: Ovule
Entry term(s): Egg
Egg, Unfertilized
Eggs, Unfertilized
Ova
Unfertilized Egg
Unfertilized Eggs
Tree number(s): A05.360.490.690
A11.497.497
A16.690
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010063
Scope note: A mature haploid female germ cell extruded from the OVARY at OVULATION.
Annotation: differentiate from EGGS (Cat J2); /transpl is not implantation ( = OVUM IMPLANTATION)
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Consider Also: consider also terms at OO-
Related: Ovarian Follicle MeSH
DeCS ID: 10239
Unique ID: D010063
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Ovum - Preferred
Concept UI M0015608
Scope note A mature haploid female germ cell extruded from the OVARY at OVULATION.
Preferred term Ovum
Entry term(s) Egg
Egg, Unfertilized
Eggs, Unfertilized
Ova
Unfertilized Egg
Unfertilized Eggs



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