ferning

(furn┬┤ing) the appearance of a fernlike pattern in a dried specimen of cervical mucus, an indication of the presence of estrogen, usually seen at the midpoint of the menstrual cycle; it can be helpful in the determination of ovulation. The same phenomenon occurs with premature rupture of the fetal membranes.
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Ferning

A pattern characteristic of dried cervical mucus viewed on a slide which appears when the mucus has been thinned and prepared by estrogen for the passage of sperm.
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ferning

A term used to describe the pattern of arborization produced by cervical mucus, secreted at midcycle, upon crystallization, which resembles somewhat a fern or a palm leaf. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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ferning

Type: Term Pronunciation: fĕrn′ing Definitions: 1. A term used to describe the pattern of arborization produced by cervical mucus, secreted at midcycle, on crystallization, when it somewhat resembles a fern or a palm leaf. Synonyms: filigree burn
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