fern test

[ fûrn ]


A test for estrogenic activity in which cervical mucus smears form a fernlike pattern at times when estrogen secretion is elevated, as at the time of ovulation.

Nearby words

  1. fermor,
  2. fern,
  3. fern bar,
  4. fern root,
  5. fern seed,
  6. fernandel,
  7. fernandez,
  8. fernando de noronha,
  9. fernando i,
  10. fernando po

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