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