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not accompanied by ovulation.
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Absence of the development of a mature ovarian follicle and/or the discharge of the oocyte during a menstrual cycle.
Synonym(s): anovular
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(ăn-ō′vyə-lə-tôr′ē, -ŏv′yə-)
1. Relating to or causing the suppression of ovulation: an anovulatory drug.
2. Not associated with or influenced by ovulation.
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Anovular adjective Unassociated with discharge of an egg from the ovary
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