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Noun: corpus luteum  'kor-pus 'loo-tee-um
  1. 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

Type of: ductless gland, endocrine, endocrine gland

Part of: Graafian follicle

Encyclopedia: Corpus luteum