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anovulation

[an-ov-yuh-ley-shuh n, -oh-vyuh-, an-ov-yuh-, -oh-vyuh-]
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noun
  1. the absence of ovulation.
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Origin of anovulation

First recorded in 1965–70; an-1 + ovulation
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British Dictionary definitions for anovulation

anovulation

noun
  1. failure to produce eggs or to discharge them from an ovary
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Derived Formsanovulatory , adjective

Word Origin

C20: from an- + ovulate
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anovulation in Medicine

anovulation

(ăn-ō′vyə-lāshən, -ŏv′yə-)
n.
  1. Suspension or cessation of ovulation.
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