from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to an ovary.

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  • adj. Relating to the ovaries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an ovary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the ovary, ovarium, or female genital gland of any animal: as, ovarian tissue; an ovarian product; the ovarian function.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or involving the ovaries


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c 1840 ovary +‎ -an


  • Some health care providers also use the term ovarian insufficiency to describe this condition.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Symptoms can mimic those of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, among other things-- they're very non-specific which is why they call ovarian cancer "the disease that whispers."

    Jay Lake

  • AMH is a marker of what doctors call ovarian reserve, which is related to the quality and number of eggs in the ovaries and how well the ovarian follicles, tiny sacs in which eggs mature, respond to hormones.

    Biological Alarm Clock

  • You take these medications and you can suffer something known as ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome.

    CNN Transcript Aug 6, 2008

  • But there is a thing known as ovarian over stimulation syndrome, where your ovaries just make too many eggs, and you start to develop -- fluid sometimes can accumulate in the abdomen.

    CNN Transcript Aug 6, 2008

  • The drugs may cause bloating, weight gain, moodiness and irritability, and there is a risk of a rare condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome that can cause life-threatening complications, blood clots and kidney failure...

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • This can often be accomplished via a laparoscopic procedure or by a slightly more complex operation called an ovarian cystectomy, which removes the cyst without removing the ovary.

    Getting Pregnant

  • Here the broad zones terminate in five large plates differing somewhat from those that form the zones in other parts of the body, and called ovarian plates, because the eggs pass out through certain openings in them; while the five narrow zones terminate in five small plates on each of which is an eye, making thus five eyes alternating with five ovarian plates.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862

  • -- This condition, sometimes known as ovarian dropsy, was formerly regarded as an utterly hopeless malady; but it can be cured in a great majority of cases by removal of the diseased ovary, with the morbid growth which has developed.

    Plain facts for old and young : embracing the natural history and hygiene of organic life.

  • Britain's Birmingham University, who led the study, said the findings suggest that aiming for around 15 eggs per cycle would maximize the chances of a live birth while minimizing the risk of overstimulating the ovaries, risking a condition known as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome OHSS. - News


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