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polycystic ovary syndrome

noun [U] uk   /pɒl.ɪˌsɪs.tɪk ˈəʊ.vər.ɪ ˌsɪn.drəʊm/  us   /ˌpɑl.iˈsɪs.tɪk ˈoʊ.və.ri ˌsɪn.droʊm/ (abbreviation PCOS) specialized
a condition where there are a lot of cysts (= small growths filled with liquid) on the ovaries, associated with having high levels of male hormones
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