- a stage of the menstrual cycle, lasting about two weeks, from ovulation to the beginning of the next menstrual flow.
Compare follicular phase.
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- The portion of the menstrual cycle that begins with the formation of the corpus luteum and ends with the start of the menstrual flow, usually 14 days in length.
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