Fern test



fern test n.
A test for estrogenic activity in which cervical mucus smears form a fernlike pattern at times when estrogen secretion is elevated, as at the time of ovulation.

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    [fur-nee] /ˈfɜr ni/ adjective, fernier, ferniest. 1. pertaining to, consisting of, or like : ferny leaves. 2. abounding in or overgrown with : ferny undergrowth.

  • Ferocious

    [fuh-roh-shuh s] /fəˈroʊ ʃəs/ adjective 1. savagely fierce, as a wild beast, person, action, or aspect; violently cruel: a ferocious beating. 2. extreme or intense: a ferocious thirst. /fəˈrəʊʃəs/ adjective 1. savagely fierce or cruel: a ferocious tiger, a ferocious argument adj. 1640s, from Latin ferocis, oblique case of ferox “fierce, wild-looking” (see ferocity). Related: […]



  • Ferociously

    [fuh-roh-shuh s] /fəˈroʊ ʃəs/ adjective 1. savagely fierce, as a wild beast, person, action, or aspect; violently cruel: a ferocious beating. 2. extreme or intense: a ferocious thirst. /fəˈrəʊʃəs/ adjective 1. savagely fierce or cruel: a ferocious tiger, a ferocious argument adj. 1640s, from Latin ferocis, oblique case of ferox “fierce, wild-looking” (see ferocity). Related: […]

  • Ferociousness

    [fuh-roh-shuh s] /fəˈroʊ ʃəs/ adjective 1. savagely fierce, as a wild beast, person, action, or aspect; violently cruel: a ferocious beating. 2. extreme or intense: a ferocious thirst. /fəˈrəʊʃəs/ adjective 1. savagely fierce or cruel: a ferocious tiger, a ferocious argument adj. 1640s, from Latin ferocis, oblique case of ferox “fierce, wild-looking” (see ferocity). Related: […]



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