Definition of ovariole in English:

ovariole

noun

Zoology
  • A small ovary; specifically each of the structures in the ovary of an insect in which oocytes are formed, frequently tubular in shape.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From ovarium + -ole.

Pronunciation

ovariole

/ə(ʊ)ˈvɛːrɪəʊl/