ovarian

adjective
ovar·​i·​an | \ ō-ˈver-ē-ən \
variants: or less commonly ovarial \ ō-​ˈver-​ē-​əl \

Definition of ovarian

: of, relating to, or involving an ovary ovarian cancer

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The risk of ovarian cancer jumps from 1% to as high as 44%. Soumya Karlamangla, latimes.com, "Not quite healthy, not quite sick, women at risk of hereditary cancer can 'fall through the medical cracks'," 8 Apr. 2018 Just last month, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, returned to the cancer-drugs market by agreeing to buy Tesaro Inc. and its ovarian-cancer drug for $4.16 billion. Jared S. Hopkins, WSJ, "Advances in Cancer Drugs Fuel Blockbuster Deal," 3 Jan. 2019 In general, treatment for ovarian cancer requires a combination of chemotherapy and surgery, the Mayo Clinic says. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "How Your BRCA Status May Impact Your Ovarian Cancer Treatment," 17 Dec. 2018 Health organizations globally recognize asbestos as a carcinogen, causing cancers like mesothelioma and ovarian cancer, especially among people like miners, construction workers, and factory employees who have been exposed to it in large quantities. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Johnson & Johnson accused of hiding the asbestos in its baby powder for decades," 14 Dec. 2018 The acquisition hands Glaxo Tesaro’s ovarian cancer drug Zejula, which went on sale in the U.S. and Europe last year. Kimberly Chin, WSJ, "GlaxoSmithKline to Acquire Tesaro for $4.16 Billion," 3 Dec. 2018 Consuming over 100mg of soy isoflavones (the equivalent of 6-ounces uncooked tempeh or 16 cups soy milk) daily was linked to reduced ovarian function, found a Journal of Nutrition review. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good or Bad for You? Here's the Science-Backed Answer," 18 July 2018 The plaintiffs had claimed that the brand's talcum powder had contributed to each of their ovarian cancer diagnoses, CNN reports. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "A Jury Awarded $4.69 Billion to Women Accusing Johnson & Johnson of Contributing to Their Ovarian Cancer," 15 July 2018 Asbestos was found in the ovarian tissue of several of the women in this case. Jericka Duncan, CBS News, "Johnson & Johnson still battling thousands of cases involving its talcum powder," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of ovarian

1759, in the meaning defined above

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ovarian

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of ovarian

: of or relating to an ovary

ovarian

adjective
ovar·​i·​an | \ ō-ˈvar-ē-ən, -ˈver- \
variants: also ovarial \ -​ē-​əl \

Medical Definition of ovarian

: of, relating to, affecting, or involving an ovary ovarian functions

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