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polycystic ovary syndromenoun [U]

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