Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to an ovary.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to an ovary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective medicine Relating to the ovaries.

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

  • adjective of or involving the ovaries

Etymologies

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c 1840 ovary +‎ -an

Examples

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

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Long-Term Risks of Egg Donation

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