verb (used without object), ov·u·lat·ed, ov·u·lat·ing. Biology.
Origin of ovulate
Examples from the Web for ovulation
And go easy on fiber, which in large amounts can interfere with ovulation.Exercise and Fertility: Are You Too Fit to Get Pregnant?|DailyBurn|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This can radically upset her possibility of ovulation, fertilization, implantation, and even nurturing of a pregnancy.Todd Akin Finds a Friend in Dr. John Willke, a Pro-Life ‘Founding Father’|Abigail Pesta|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This can radically upset her possibility of ovulation, fertilization, implantation and even nurturing of a pregnancy.
The passion had been deliberately provoked during the proper moment of Laura Holden's cycle of ovulation.The Fourth R|George Oliver Smith
In many females dissected for the purpose of obtaining egg counts, ovulation had not yet occurred.
Therefore physiologists give this definition: Menstruation is ovulation,—it is the laying of an egg.The Physical Life of Woman:|Dr. George H Napheys
Ovulation consists in the formation of an ovum or egg by one of the ovaries once a month.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction|T. W. Shannon
It is not, however, necessary that these processes should in the case of all animals occur at the same time as ovulation.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex|Samuel Leopold Schenk
Word Origin for ovulate
1888, back-formation from ovulation. Related: Ovulated; ovulating.