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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 hormonesDiseases of the reproductive system
(Definition of polycystic ovary syndrome noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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