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English definition of “polycystic ovary syndrome”

polycystic ovary syndrome

noun [U]     /pɒl.ɪˌsɪs.tɪk ˈəʊ.vər.ɪ ˌsɪn.drəʊm/ US  /ˌpɑl.iˈsɪs.tɪk ˈoʊ.və.ri ˌsɪn.droʊm/ (also 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 Diseases of the reproductive system
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