Meaning of anovulatory in English:


Pronunciation /ˌanɒvjʊˈleɪt(ə)ri/


  • (of a menstrual cycle) in which ovulation does not occur.

    ‘Menorrhagia, or excessive menstrual blood loss, is defined as blood loss of 80 mL per month and can be associated with ovulatory and anovulatory ovarian cycles.’
    • ‘One third or more of menstrual cycles in women with generalized seizures are anovulatory.’
    • ‘Irregular, anovulatory cycles may need hormones.’
    • ‘When any anovulatory state exists for any period of time, the ‘polycystic ovary’ emerges.’
    • ‘An anovulatory woman may well be healthier than a female who is ovulating.’