ovulate ov"u*late, v. i. (Physiol.) To produce ova and discharge them from an ovary or ovarian follicle. [PJC]

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  • Ovulate — O vu*late, a. (Biol.) Containing an ovule or ovules. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ovulate — (v.) 1888, back formation from OVULATION (Cf. ovulation). Related: Ovulated; ovulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • ovulate — ► VERB ▪ discharge ova or ovules from the ovary. DERIVATIVES ovulation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ovulate — [äv′yə lāt΄, ō′vyəlāt΄] vi. ovulated, ovulating [back form. < OVULATION] to produce and discharge an ovum or ova from an ovary …   English World dictionary

  • ovulate — UK [ˈɒvjʊleɪt] / US [ˈɑvjəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms ovulate : present tense I/you/we/they ovulate he/she/it ovulates present participle ovulating past tense ovulated past participle ovulated biology when a woman or female animal… …   English dictionary

  • ovulate — [[t]ɒ̱vjʊleɪt[/t]] ovulates, ovulating, ovulated VERB When a woman or female animal ovulates, an egg is produced from one of her ovaries. Some girls may first ovulate even before they menstruate. Derived words: ovulation [[t]ɒ̱vjʊle͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N …   English dictionary

  • ovulate — adjective Date: 1861 bearing an ovule …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ovulate — ovulation, n. ovulatory /ov yeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee, oh vyeuh /, adj.. /ov yeuh layt , oh vyeuh layt /, v.i., ovulated, ovulating. Biol. to produce and discharge eggs from an ovary or ovarian follicle. [1860 65; OVULE + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ovulate — verb to produce eggs or ova …   Wiktionary

  • ovulate — ov|u|late [ˈɔvjuleıt US ˈa:v ] v [Date: 1800 1900; : Modern Latin; Origin: ovulum [i] small egg , from Latin ovum; OVUM] when a woman or female animal ovulates, she produces eggs inside her body >ovulation [ˌɔvjuˈleıʃən US ˌa:v ] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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