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ferning

[ fûrnĭng ]
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n.

The formation of a fernlike pattern in a specimen of crystallized cervical mucus secreted at midcycle.

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  • How-and-ever, a mole ain't blind, and it's on'y them coster chaps as think so, but I've caught a many of 'em out ferning.

    A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
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