ovulatory

adjective
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

Major League Baseball announced in March that Martes tested positive for the ovulatory stimulant Clomiphene, garnering the 80-game suspension. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Francis Martes remains on restricted list due to visa issues," 26 June 2019 By contrast, female chimpanzees mate wildly and promiscuously during each ovulatory cycle. Natalie Angier, New York Times, "Secrets of the Y Chromosome," 11 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ovulatory.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of ovulatory

1928, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ovulatory

Dictionary Entries near ovulatory

ovulary

ovulate

ovulation

ovulatory

ovule

ovuliferous

ovulist

Statistics for ovulatory

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ovulatory

The first known use of ovulatory was in 1928

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ovulatory

ovulatory

adjective
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

Comments on ovulatory

What made you want to look up ovulatory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tired or exhausted

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!