- to produce and discharge eggs from an ovary or ovarian follicle.
Origin of ovulate
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Examples from the Web for ovulate
“As long as they have an adequate body weight, most women will ovulate just fine, even on marathon weekend,” he says.
Your doctor can help pinpoint any potential roadblocks and, in some cases, might prescribe medication to help you ovulate.
- (intr) to produce or discharge eggs from an ovary
C19: from ovule
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Word Origin and History for ovulate
1888, back-formation from ovulation. Related: Ovulated; ovulating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.
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