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not accompanied by ovulation.
Absence of the development of a mature ovarian follicle and/or the discharge of the oocyte during a menstrual cycle.
anovulatory/an·ov·u·la·to·ry/ (an-ov´u-lah-tor″e) not accompanied by discharge of an oocyte.
1. Relating to or causing the suppression of ovulation: an anovulatory drug.
2. Not associated with or influenced by ovulation.
anovulatoryAnovular adjective Unassociated with discharge of an egg from the ovary
pertaining to anovulation.
anovulatory follicular cyst
see cystic follicle.
anovulatory luteinized cyst
the theca undergoes luteinization when the follicle fails to ovulate.
anovulatory ovarian cysts
see cystic ovarian disease.