follicular phase

noun
a stage of the menstrual cycle, from onset of menstruation to ovulation.
Compare luteal phase.
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follicular phase n.
The phase during which the ovarian follicle develops during the menstrual cycle.

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Normal variation in the length of the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle: effect of chronological age.
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