superovulate
verb see superovulation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • superovulate — superovulation, n. /sooh peuhr ov yeuh layt , oh vyeuh /, v., superovulated, superovulating. (of humans, domestic animals, etc.) v.i. 1. to produce more than the normal number of ova at one time, as through hormone treatment. v.t. 2. to cause to… …   Universalium

  • superovulate — verb To produce large quantities of mature ova See Also: superovulation …   Wiktionary

  • superovulate — su·per·ovu·late .sü pər äv yə .lāt vt, lat·ed; lat·ing to induce excessive ovulation in (as by administration of hormones) …   Medical dictionary

  • superovulate — su·per·ovulate …   English syllables

  • superovulate — su•per•ov•u•late [[t]ˌsu pərˈɒv yəˌleɪt, ˈoʊ vyə [/t]] v. i. lat•ed, lat•ing dvl (of humans, domestic animals, etc.) to produce more than the normal number of ova at one time • Etymology: 1960–65 su per•ov u•la′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • superovulate — “+ transitive verb Etymology: back formation from superovulation : to induce excessive ovulation in (as by administration of hormones) …   Useful english dictionary

  • su|per|o|vu|late — «SOO puhr OH vyuh layt», verb, lat|ed, lat|ing. –v.i. to produce more than the normal number of eggs at one time, especially through hormonal treatment: »Farm animals could be induced to superovulate (New Scientist). –v.t. to cause to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • superovulation — [so͞o΄pəräv΄yə lā′shən, so͞o΄pərō΄vyəlā′shən] n. the release of a larger than normal number of eggs for fertilization, esp. when artificially induced by injected hormones to produce embryos for transplantation, frozen storage, etc. superovulate… …   Universalium

  • superovulation — noun Date: 1927 production of exceptional numbers of ova at one time • superovulate verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • animal breeding — Introduction  controlled propagation of domestic animals in order to improve desirable qualities. Humanity has been modifying domesticated animals to better suit human needs for centuries. Selective breeding involves using knowledge from several… …   Universalium

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