ovulation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ovulation the expulsion of an ovum from the ovary (usually midway in the menstrual cycle)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A woman's sense of smell is most sensitive during ovulation.
    • n ovulation (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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ovulation The formation or production of ova or ovules; also, a discharge of an ovum from the Ovary. In women ovulation normally recurs thirteen times a year during the sexual life of the individual, and is accompanied by the phenomena of menstruation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ovulation the formation of ova, or the period when this takes place
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of L. ovum, an egg.

Usage

In literature:

The yellow rods bear the male germinal elements (pollen); the central pistil encloses the ovules, or female elements.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
With respect to the human ovule, I cannot find dimensions given, though I have often seen the statement.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Here follows a case of individual differences in function of pollen or ovules or both.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Take the ovule of the worm, the eagle, the elephant, and of man himself.
"Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation" by George McCready Price
With this single exception, the clusters of ovules in the carbonaceous fed hens were uniformly small.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 795, March 28, 1891" by Various
They are egg-shaped, about an inch in diameter, and furnish the germs or ovules.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
The ovule, or future seed, is now fertilized and capable of producing a future primrose.
"The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons" by Ellice Hopkins
But they have achieved their object, the ovules have been fertilized.
"Some Summer Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
The passion had been deliberately provoked during the proper moment of Laura Holden's cycle of ovulation.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
The ovules are still very small.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
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In news:

"When I ovulate I'm all 'DEFICIT SPENDING SPURS THE ECONOMY' but when I'm not I want to privatize Social Security.".
CNN pulls report about ovulation and voting.
CNN's Feminine Flop: Network Pulls Story Linking Ovulation to Women's Voting Choices.
Billings Ovulation Method offered in FF.
Ovulation prediction kits are available at your pharmacy, or your doctor can do an ultrasound or blood test to see if you're ovulating.
Other ways to detect ovulation .
Treatment did alter the proportion of gilts that ovulated and, although not different from PG600, the 15-10 dose induced the greatest percentage of gilts to ovulate , while the 10-15 dose resulted in the lowest ovulation percentage.
Within 1 to 3 days after a silk is pollinated and fertilization of the ovule is successful, the silk will detach from the developing kernel.
Unfertilized ovules will still have attached silks.
"I'm ovulating," she says, beaming.
Semen 's Secret Ingredient Induces Ovulation.
Billings Ovulation Method offered in FF.
When CNN posted a story about how ovulation supposedly affects women's voting preferences, readers were outraged and the network pulled the story.
The morning-after pill works by preventing ovulation or fertilization.
If you can determine when you will be ovulating, don't have sex during the five days before your six-day fertile time period (ovulation day and the five days leading up to it).
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In science:

Flowering, sex ratios, pollen-ovule ratios, fruit set, and reproductive effort of a dioecious tree, Myristica Insipida (Myristicacea ), in two different rain forest communities.
Overall and Pairwise Segregation Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Flowering, sex ratios, pollen-ovule ratios, fruit set, and reproductive effort of a dioecious tree, Myristica Insipida (Myristicacea ), in two different rain forest communities.
New Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Flowering, sex ratios, pollen-ovule ratios, fruit set, and reproductive effort of a dioecious tree, Myristica Insipida (Myristicacea ), in two different rain forest communities.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
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