ovu·​la·​to·​ry | \ ˈäv-yə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce ovulatory (audio) , ˈōv- \

Definition of ovulatory

: of, relating to, or involving ovulation the ovulatory cycle

Examples of ovulatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The goal of these therapies in younger women should be to restore a healthy estrogen-progesterone balance with regular, ovulatory cycles. Jerilynn C. Prior, Scientific American, 24 Mar. 2021 That means women usually have regular, normally month-apart, ovulatory (with at least 10 days of high progesterone) menstrual cycles. Jerilynn C. Prior, Scientific American, 24 Mar. 2021 Anytime the normal ovulatory cycle is disrupted, bleeding patterns can be abnormal. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 5 May 2020 Major League Baseball announced in March that Martes tested positive for the ovulatory stimulant Clomiphene, garnering the 80-game suspension. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, 26 June 2019 By contrast, female chimpanzees mate wildly and promiscuously during each ovulatory cycle. Natalie Angier, New York Times, 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of ovulatory

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Ovulatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovulatory. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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ovu·​la·​to·​ry | \ ˈäv-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- also ˈōv- \

Medical Definition of ovulatory

: of, relating to, or involving ovulation the ovulatory cycle


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