[loo-tee-uh l] /ˈlu ti əl/

of, relating to, or involving the .
relating to or characterized by the development of the corpus luteum: the luteal phase of the oestrous cycle

“pertaining to the corpus luteum,” 1906, from Latin luteus “yellow” (see luteous). Luteal phase is attested by 1932.

luteal lu·te·al (lōō’tē-əl)
Of, relating to, or involving the corpus luteum.


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