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ovariectomize Line breaks: ovari|ec¦tom¦ize
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvərɪˈɛktəmʌɪz/
(also ovariectomise)

Definition of ovariectomize in English:


[with object] (usually as adjective ovariectomized)
Perform surgical removal of one or both ovaries on (a woman or female animal): regulating the endocrine system in pregnant and ovariectomized rats
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  • Currently it is unknown whether long-term use of red clover would have an estrogenic effect on the human female breast or endometrium, but data suggest it is weakly estrogenic in the ovariectomized rat model.
  • Four groups of eight rats and mouse were ovariectomized (ovx) by electrotomy via the dorsal route in anesthesia.
  • We have shown that estrogen replacement in ovariectomized female rats attenuates blood pressure responses to psychological stress and that the non-conventional neurotransmitter, nitric oxide (NO), mediates these effects in the brain.


1920s: from ovariectomy + -ize.

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