superovulate

superovulate

[soo-per-ov-yuh-leyt, -oh-vyuh-] (of humans, domestic animals, etc.)
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:
1960–65; super- + ovulate

superovulation, noun
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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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