anovulation

[ an-ov-yuh-ley-shuhn, -oh-vyuh-, an-ov-yuh-, -oh-vyuh- ]
/ ˌæn ɒv yəˈleɪ ʃən, -oʊ vyə-, ænˌɒv yə-, -ˌoʊ vyə- /

noun

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
/ (ˌænɒvjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun

failure to produce eggs or to discharge them from an ovary

Derived forms of anovulation

anovulatory , adjective

Word Origin for anovulation

C20: from an- + ovulate
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Medical definitions for anovulation

anovulation
[ ăn-ō′vyə-lāshən, -ŏv′yə- ]

n.

Suspension or cessation of ovulation.
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