corpus luteum

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From Latin corpus ‎(body) + lūteum ‎(yellow)

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corpus luteum ‎(plural corpora lutea)

  1. (anatomy) A yellow mass of cells that forms from an ovarian follicle during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle in mammals; it secretes steroid hormones.

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