anovulatory

adjective

an·​ovu·​la·​to·​ry (ˌ)an-ˈäv-yə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce anovulatory (audio)
-ˈōv-
1
: not involving or accompanied by ovulation
anovulatory bleeding
2
: suppressing ovulation

Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anovulatory was in 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Anovulatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anovulatory. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

anovulatory

adjective
an·​ovu·​la·​to·​ry (ˈ)an-ˈäv-yə-lə-tōr-ē How to pronounce anovulatory (audio) -ˈōv- How to pronounce anovulatory (audio)
-ˌtȯr-
1
: not involving or associated with ovulation
anovulatory bleeding
2
: suppressing ovulation
anovulatory drugs
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