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anovulation

[an-ov-yuh-ley-shuh n, -oh-vyuh-, an-ov-yuh-, -oh-vyuh-] /ˌæn ɒv yəˈleɪ ʃən, -oʊ vyə-, ænˌɒv yə-, -ˌoʊ vyə-/
noun
1.
the absence of ovulation.
Origin of anovulation
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; an-1 + ovulation
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British Dictionary definitions for anovulation

anovulation

/ˌænɒvjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
failure to produce eggs or to discharge them from an ovary
Derived Forms
anovulatory, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from an- + ovulate
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anovulation in Medicine

anovulation an·o·vu·la·tion (ān-ō'vyə-lā'shən, -ŏv'yə-)
n.
Suspension or cessation of ovulation.

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