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 Anytime the normal ovulatory cycle is disrupted, bleeding patterns can be abnormal. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, "Why Is Coronavirus Messing With My Period?," 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, "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

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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 5 Dec. 2020.

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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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