polycystic ovary


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pol·y·cys·tic o·va·ry

enlarged cystic ovaries, pearl white in color, with thickened tunica albuginea, characteristic of the Stein-Leventhal syndrome; clinical features are abnormal menses, obesity, insulin resistance, and evidence of masculinization, such as hirsutism.

pol·y·cys·tic o·va·ry

(pol'ē-sis'tik ō'văr-ē)
An enlarged pearl-white, cystic ovary, with thickened tunica albuginea.
See also: polycystic ovary syndrome

polycystic ovary

A condition of unknown origin featuring enlargement of the ovaries with multiple cysts. It ranges from simple, symptomless ovarian cysts detected as an unexpected finding or ultrasound examination, to a major endocrine upset known as the POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME.
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