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anovulatory

[ an-ov-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -oh-vyuh- ]
/ ænˈɒv yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈoʊ vyə- /
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adjective

not associated with, not caused by, or not exhibiting ovulation.
inhibiting ovulation.

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Also an·ov·u·lar [an-ov-yuh-ler, -oh-vyuh-]. /ænˈɒv yə lər, -ˈoʊ vyə-/.

Origin of anovulatory

First recorded in 1930–35; an-1 + ovulate + -ory1
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