ovulation, n.ovulatory /ov"yeuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, oh"vyeuh-/, adj..
/ov"yeuh layt', oh"vyeuh layt'-/, v.i., ovulated, ovulating. Biol.
to produce and discharge eggs from an ovary or ovarian follicle.
[1860-65; OVULE + -ATE1]

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