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superovulate

[soo-per-ov-yuh-leyt, -oh-vyuh-] /ˌsu pərˈɒv yəˌleɪt, -ˈoʊ vyə-/
verb (used without object), superovulated, superovulating.
1.
to produce more than the normal number of ova at one time, as through hormone treatment.
verb (used with object), superovulated, superovulating.
2.
to cause to superovulate.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; super- + ovulate
Related forms
superovulation, noun
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superovulate in Medicine

superovulate su·per·o·vu·late (sōō'pər-ō'vyə-lāt', -ŏv'yə-)
v. su·per·o·vu·lat·ed, su·per·o·vu·lat·ing, su·per·o·vu·lates

  1. To produce mature ova at an accelerated rate or in a large number at one time.

  2. To cause to superovulate.


su'per·o·vu'la'tion n.
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