/an ov"yeuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, -oh"vyeuh-/, adj.
1. not associated with, not caused by, or not exhibiting ovulation.
2. inhibiting ovulation.
Also, anovular /an ov"yeuh leuhr, -oh"vyeuh-/.
[1930-35; AN-1 + OVULATE + -ORY1]

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