preovulatory

adjective pre·ovu·la·to·ry \ (ˌ)prē-ˈäv-yə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē , -ˈōv- \

Definition of preovulatory

: occurring or existing in or typical of the period immediately preceding ovulation

First Known Use of preovulatory

1932

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preovulatory

adjective pre·ovu·la·to·ry \ -ˈäv-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-, -ˈōv- \

medical Definition of preovulatory

: occurring in, being in, existing in, or typical of the period immediately preceding ovulation
  • preovulatory oocytes

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