ovulation


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ov·u·late

 (ŏv′yə-lāt′, ō′vyə-)
intr.v. ov·u·lat·ed, ov·u·lat·ing, ov·u·lates
To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.

[From ovule.]

ov′u·la′tion n.
ov′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

o·vu·la·tion

(ō′vyə-lā′shən, ŏv′yə-lā′shən)
The release of eggs or egg cells from the ovary in female animals, regulated in mammals by hormones of the pituitary gland. In humans and most other primates, ovulation usually occurs midway through the menstrual cycle.

ovulation

The release of a ripe egg from a female’s ovary. See ovarian cycle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ovulation - the expulsion of an ovum from the ovary (usually midway in the menstrual cycle)
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
anovulation - the absence of ovulation due to immaturity or post-maturity or pregnancy or oral contraceptive pills or dysfunction of the ovary
Translations

ovulation

[ˌəʊvjʊˈleɪʃən] Novulación f

ovulation

[ˌɒvjuˈleɪʃən] novulation f

ovulation

nEisprung m, → Ovulation f

ovulation

[ˌɒvjʊˈleɪʃn] novulazione f

o·vu·la·tion

n. ovulación, liberación periódica del óvulo o gamete por el ovario.

ovulation

n ovulación f
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According to Mark Westhusin, whose team at Texas A&M University in College Station produced the first cloned cat in 2002, dogs are "a logistical nightmare in terms of dealing with this species' reproductive physiology" Unlike most other mammals, a dog releases eggs during ovulation that aren't fully mature.
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Recent research by members of the Population Council's International Committee for Contraception Research (ICCR) and other scientists shows that the most popular method of emergency contraception appears to work by interfering with ovulation, thus preventing fertilization, and not by disrupting events that occur after fertilization.
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