Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The formation or production of ova or ovules; also, a discharge of an ovum from the Ovary.

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

  • noun (Physiol.) The formation of ova or eggs in the ovary, and the discharge of the same. In the human female the discharge occurs about halfway between menstruation times.

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  • noun physiology The release of an ovum from the ovary.

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

  • noun the expulsion of an ovum from the ovary (usually midway in the menstrual cycle)

Etymologies

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From ovulum +‎ -ation.

Examples

  • The fact that it releases some progestin would make me suspect that ovulation is suppressed somewhat, but if you are still getting your period while on the Mirena, I would suggest that you are ovulating.

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  • This process is called ovulation, and it usually occurs about halfway through your cycle, but it can occur earlier or later.

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  • This process is called ovulation, and it usually occurs about halfway through your cycle, but it can occur earlier or later.

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  • Some animals release powerful scents when ready to mate, while others display skin color changes, but human ovulation is notoriously difficult to detect.

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  • And according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, most cases of female infertility are caused by problems with ovulation, which is typically marked by irregular or absent periods.

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  • During the menstrual cycle, an ovum is released from one of the ovaries (the release is called ovulation), and the uterus develops an inner lining enriched with blood to prepare it for the possible implantation of a zygote.

    menstrual cycle

  • BLAKEY: The babies were created through a process called ovulation induction.

    CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2001

  • Our brain sends out chemical messages to our ovaries, which in turn produce estrogen and progesterone on a fluctuating basis—estrogen governs the first half of the cycle, and then, after an egg has ripened and pushed its way out of the ovary in the process known as ovulation, progesterone governs the second half.

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  • Our brain sends out chemical messages to our ovaries, which in turn produce estrogen and progesterone on a fluctuating basis—estrogen governs the first half of the cycle, and then, after an egg has ripened and pushed its way out of the ovary in the process known as ovulation, progesterone governs the second half.

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  • It is noticeable that a slighter disturbance of normal conditions is needed to render digestion painful than to cause painful ovulation, that is, pain preceding the menstrual flow.

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