su·​per·​ovu·​la·​tion ˌsü-pər-ˌäv-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce superovulation (audio)
: production of exceptional numbers of ova at one time
superovulate verb

Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superovulation was in 1927

Dictionary Entries Near superovulation

Cite this Entry

“Superovulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


su·​per·​ovu·​la·​tion -ˌäv-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce superovulation (audio)
: ovulation marked by the production of more than the normal number of mature eggs at one time
infertility treatment including the use of gonadotropins to induce superovulation
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