Definition of Ovulation

1. Noun. The expulsion of an ovum from the ovary (usually midway in the menstrual cycle).

Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Antonyms: Anovulation
Derivative terms: Ovulate

Definition of Ovulation

1. n. The formation of ova or eggs in the ovary, and the discharge of the same. In the mammalian female the discharge occurs during menstruation.

Definition of Ovulation

1. Noun. (physiology) The release of an ovum from the ovary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ovulation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ovulation

1. The discharge of a secondary oocyte from a vesicular follicle of the ovary. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ovulation

ovotransferrin
ovovitellin
ovoviviparity
ovoviviparous
ovoviviparously
ovular
ovular membrane
ovular transmigration
ovulary
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ovulation induction
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ovulation method of family planning
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ovulists

Literary usage of Ovulation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Inhibition of ovulation in Hamsters by the Protein Synthesis Inhibitors Diphtheria Toxin and Cycloheximide (40639) JOHN J. ALLEY A,* PETER F. BONVENTRE,f ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"A new ovulation had taken place approximately two days previously, ... An experimentally accelerated ovulation leads to the onset of a new cycle in the ..."

3. The Maturation of the Egg of the Mouse by Joseph Abraham Long, Edward Laurens Mark (1911)
"D. ovulation. It is desirable to know whether the time of ovulation has any fixed ... 22) agree that in the mouse ovulation is independent of coitus, ..."

4. Principles of Zoölogy: Touching the Structure, Development, Distribution by Louis Agassiz, Augustus Addison Gould (1870)
"ovulation. — Having attained a certain degree of maturity, which varies in ... This is called ovulation, and must not I e confounded with the laying of the ..."

5. Principles of Zoology: Touching the Structure, Development, Distribution by Louis Agassiz, Augustus Addison Gould (1867)
"ovulation. — Having attained a certain degree of maturity, which varies in ... This is called ovulation, and must not Le con- founded with the laying of the ..."

6. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1884)
"The fact that menstruation may occur without ovulation, is incontestable. ... He considers this to be an instance of menstruation without ovulation. ..."

7. Obstetrics: a text-book for the use of students and practitioners by John Whitridge Williams (1904)
"The relation between menstruation and ovulation has given rise to a great deal of ... It was not until the doctrine of periodical ovulation had been ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"Menstruation and ovulation usually coincide, though the former often occurs ... ovulation usually occurs at the time of the monthly flow in consequence of ..."

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