from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or involving the corpus luteum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the corpus luteum

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the corpus luteum


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Progesterone levels increase in the second half of the cycle, called the luteal phase, which signals the hypothalamus to slow down GnRH pulses gradually to every four to six hours.

    A Baby at Last!

  • When however, progesterone is in short supply during the second half of the menstrual cycle called a luteal phase defect, the uterine lining remains rigid.

    Getting Pregnant

  • What is the average body temperaure in early pregnancy? im due on in 2 days and have just discovered 2 things on the net, one being that during ovulation and after (if you get pregnant) for 18 weeks your body temp goes up. i havent kept a record of my body temp but if i have ever taken it for one reason or another its beein in the 36's. ive just taken it now and its 37.4. so what im asking is has anyone else out there had anything similar? also ive just discovered something called luteal phase which is the time between ovulation and coming on your period, on average its 10-16 days. i have noticed for the last 2 months its been 14 days but i thought that was a coincidence. my '14th day' was yesterday.

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • Aromatase is required by luteal cells to produce hormones for the normal menstrual cycle, but it's those luteal cells that have shown considerable alterations in the rats fed GM soybeans.

    Jeffrey Smith: Genetically Modified Soy Diets Lead to Ovary and Uterus Changes in Rats

  • After birthing two children, I still had to google "luteal phase" later that night.

    Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.: Advent Lessons From A Holiday Orphan

  • "See on this graph, you can see her luteal phase," he said.

    Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.: Advent Lessons From A Holiday Orphan

  • Normally cycling participants earned about US$335 per 5h shift during estrus, US$260 per shift during the luteal phase, and US$185 per shift during menstruation.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Because the ladies have been relatively well behaved…

  • It was found that women in their fertile phase agreed more favorably to the dance request than women in their luteal phase or in their menstrual phase.

    Come Upstairs and See My Vocabulary, Baby?

  • You know about the follicular/luteal MHC musk study, and the follicular/luteal face shape study, and the other behavioral correlates of these shifting hormones.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex Education, Dirty Words, and the Due Process Clause

  • Women who smoke marijuana have shorter menstrual cycles and shorter luteal phases.

    A Baby at Last!


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.