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[ov-yuh-leyt, oh-vyuh-leyt-] /ˈɒv yəˌleɪt, ˈoʊ vyəˌleɪt-/

verb (used without object), ovulated, ovulating. Biology.
to produce and discharge eggs from an ovary or ovarian follicle.
(intransitive) to produce or discharge eggs from an ovary

1888, back-formation from ovulation. Related: Ovulated; ovulating.

ovulatory o·vu·la·to·ry (ō’vyə-lə-tôr’ē, ŏv’yə-)
Of, relating to, or characterizing ovulation.

ovulate o·vu·late (ō’vyə-lāt’, ŏv’yə-)
v. o·vu·lat·ed, o·vu·lat·ing, o·vu·lates
To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.


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