yellow body of ovary

yellow body of ovary
corpus luteum.

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  • corpus luteum — corpus lu·te·um lüt ē əm, lü tē əm n, pl corpora lu·tea ə a yellowish mass of progesterone secreting endocrine tissue that consists of pale secretory cells derived from granulosa cells, that forms immediately after ovulation from the ruptured… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Corpus luteum — x Section of the ovary. 1. Outer covering. 1’. Attached b …   Wikipedia

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  • corpus luteum — /kawr peuhs looh tee euhm/, pl. corpora lutea /kawr peuhr euh looh tee euh/. 1. Anat., Zool. a ductless gland developed within the ovary by the reorganization of a Graafian follicle following ovulation. 2. Pharm. an extract of this gland, usually …   Universalium

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