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Definition: 'Polycystic Ovary'

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polycystic ovary

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1. enlarged cystic ovaries, pearl white in color, with thickened tunica albuginea, characteristic of the Stein-Leventhal syndrome; clinical features are abnormal menses, obesity, insulin resistance, and evidence of masculinization, such as hirsutism.




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