anovulatory

anovulatory

[an-ov-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -oh-vyuh-]
adjective
1.
not associated with, not caused by, or not exhibiting ovulation.
2.
inhibiting ovulation.
Also, anovular [an-ov-yuh-ler, -oh-vyuh-] .


Origin:
1930–35; an-1 + ovulate + -ory1

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anovulation (ˌænɒvjʊˈleɪʃən)
 
n
failure to produce eggs or to discharge them from an ovary
 
[C20: from an- + ovulate]
 
anovulatory
 
adj

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