preovulatory

adjective

pre·​ovu·​la·​to·​ry (ˌ)prē-ˈäv-yə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce preovulatory (audio)
-ˈōv-
: occurring or existing in or typical of the period immediately preceding ovulation

Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preovulatory was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Preovulatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preovulatory. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

preovulatory

adjective
pre·​ovu·​la·​to·​ry -ˈäv-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-, -ˈōv- How to pronounce preovulatory (audio)
: occurring in, being in, existing in, or typical of the period immediately preceding ovulation
preovulatory oocytes
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