CORPUS LUTEUM

a yellow-toned glandular growth in the ovary that exists following a graftian follicle explosion and subsequent release of an egg. Its growth is aroused by luteinizing hormone which is excreted by the anterior pituitary gland. It serves as a temporary endocrine gland, dispersing progesterone.

CORPUS LUTEUM: "The corpus luteum begins to decompose if the egg is not fertilized by sperm."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CORPUS LUTEUM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/corpus-luteum/ (accessed July 17, 2019).
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