from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A yellow, progesterone-secreting mass of cells that forms from an ovarian follicle after the release of a mature egg.
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- noun anatomy A yellow mass of
cellsthat forms from an ovarian follicleduring the luteal phaseof the menstrual cyclein mammals; it secretes steroid hormones.
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- noun yellow endocrine tissue that forms in a ruptured Graafian follicle following the release of an ovum; it degenerates after a few days unless pregnancy has begun
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin corpus lūteum : Latin corpus, body + Latin lūteum, neuter of lūteus, yellow.]
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From Latin corpus ("body") + lūteum ("yellow")
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