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superovulate

[ soo-per-ov-yuh-leyt, -oh-vyuh- ]
/ ˌsu pərˈɒv yəˌleɪt, -ˈoʊ vyə- /
(of humans, domestic animals, etc.)
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verb (used without object), su·per·ov·u·lat·ed, su·per·ov·u·lat·ing.

to produce more than the normal number of ova at one time, as through hormone treatment.

verb (used with object), su·per·ov·u·lat·ed, su·per·ov·u·lat·ing.

to cause to superovulate.

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Origin of superovulate

First recorded in 1960–65; super- + ovulate

OTHER WORDS FROM superovulate

su·per·ov·u·la·tion, noun
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Medical definitions for superovulate

superovulate
[ sōō′pər-ōvyə-lāt′, -ŏvyə- ]

v.

To produce mature ova at an accelerated rate or in a large number at one time.
To cause to superovulate.

Other words from superovulate

su′per•o′vu•lation n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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