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polycystic ovary

polycystic ovary in Medicine

polycystic ovary n.
A condition in which the ovary is pearl-white and enlarged, contains numerous cysts, and has a thickened tunica albuginea. It results in abnormal menses, obesity, and masculinization such as hirsutism and clitoromegaly.

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