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[soo-per-ov-yuh-leyt, -oh-vyuh-] /ˌsu pərˈɒv yəˌleɪt, -ˈoʊ vyə-/ (of humans, domestic animals, etc.)
verb (used without object), superovulated, superovulating.
to produce more than the normal number of ova at one time, as through hormone treatment.
verb (used with object), superovulated, superovulating.
to cause to superovulate.
Origin of superovulate
First recorded in 1960-65; super- + ovulate
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superovulation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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superovulation in Medicine

superovulate su·per·o·vu·late (sōō'pər-ō'vyə-lāt', -ŏv'yə-)
v. su·per·o·vu·lat·ed, su·per·o·vu·lat·ing, su·per·o·vu·lates

  1. To produce mature ova at an accelerated rate or in a large number at one time.

  2. To cause to superovulate.

su'per·o·vu'la'tion n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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