[ soo-per-ov-yuh-leyt, -oh-vyuh- ]
/ ˌsu pərˈɒv yəˌleɪt, -ˈoʊ vyə- /
(of humans, domestic animals, etc.)

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.

Nearby words

  1. superolateral,
  2. superorder,
  3. superordinate,
  4. superordination,
  5. superorganic,
  6. superoxide,
  7. superoxide dismutase,
  8. superparasite,
  9. superparticle,
  10. superpatriot

Origin of superovulate

First recorded in 1960–65; super- + ovulate

Related formssu·per·ov·u·la·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for superovulate


[ sōō′pər-ōvyə-lāt′, -ŏvyə- ]


To produce mature ova at an accelerated rate or in a large number at one time.
To cause to superovulate.
Related formssu′per•o′vu•lation n.

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