- to produce and discharge eggs from an ovary or ovarian follicle.
Origin of ovulate
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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’
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This can radically upset her possibility of ovulation, fertilization, implantation and even nurturing of a pregnancy."Legitimate Rape": An Old Right-Wing Trope
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It is necessary to point out that they do not depend on ovulation (expulsion of the egg).The Sexual Question
As menstruation is normally associated with ovulation, this must cease.
This period of activity is repeated regularly once a month, and it constitutes the process of ovulation and menstruation.Woman
William J. Robinson
Ovulation consists in the formation of an ovum or egg by one of the ovaries once a month.
The other sexual organs of a woman have special and periodic functions, such as, menstruation and ovulation.
- (intr) to produce or discharge eggs from an ovary
C19: from ovule
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Word Origin and History for ovulation
1888, back-formation from ovulation. Related: Ovulated; ovulating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The discharge of an ovum from the ovary.
- To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.
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- The release of an egg cell (ovum) from the ovary in female animals, regulated in mammals by hormones produced by the pituitary gland during the menstrual cycle.
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