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polycystic ovary syndrome

noun
1.
a hormonal disorder in which the Graafian follicles in the ovary fail to develop completely so that they are unable to ovulate, remaining as multiple cysts that distend the ovary. The results can include reduced fertility, obesity, and hirsutism PCOS
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polycystic ovary syndrome in Medicine

polycystic ovary syndrome n.
Sclerocystic disease of the ovary, characterized by hirsutism, obesity, menstrual abnormalities, infertility, and enlarged ovaries. Also called Stein-Leventhal syndrome.

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