Pronunciation: (kôr'pus lOO'tē-um), [key]
—pl. cor•po•ra lu•te•aPronunciation: (kôr'pur-u lOO'tē-u). [key]
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 of the hog or cow, the chief product of which is progesterone.
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