Medical Definition of Ferning
1. A term used to describe the pattern of arborization produced by cervical mucus, secreted at midcycle, upon crystallization, which resembles somewhat a fern or a palm leaf. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ferning
Literary usage of Ferning
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1854)
"... rern. ferning to a story about Bishop Butler, whose baptism and ordination were questioned, ..."
2. Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Biographical by John Nichols (1812)
"His earliest publication, " A Prefatory Epistle, con- ferning some Remarks to be published on Homer's Iliad, &c." 1714, is addressed to Dr. Swift, ..."