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luteal

[ loo-tee-uhl ]
/ ˈlu ti əl /
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adjective
of, relating to, or involving the corpus luteum.
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Origin of luteal

First recorded in 1925–30; (corpus) lute(um) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for luteal

luteal
/ (ˈluːtɪəl) /

adjective
relating to or characterized by the development of the corpus luteumthe luteal phase of the oestrous cycle

Word Origin for luteal

C20: from Latin lūteus yellow, relating to lūtum a yellow weed
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Medical definitions for luteal

luteal
[ lōōtē-əl ]

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