a stage of the menstrual cycle, lasting about two weeks, from ovulation to the beginning of the next menstrual flow.
luteal phase n.
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.
[loo-tee-shee-uh m] /luˈti ʃi əm/ noun, Chemistry. 1. . [loo-tee-shee-uh m] /luˈti ʃi əm/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a trivalent rare-earth element. Symbol: Lu; atomic weight: 174.97; atomic number: 71. /lʊˈtiːʃɪəm/ noun 1. a silvery-white metallic element of the lanthanide series, occurring in monazite and used as a catalyst in cracking, alkylation, and polymerization. Symbol: Lu; […]
[loo-tuh-fisk] /ˈlu təˌfɪsk/ noun, Scandinavian Cookery. 1. dried cod tenderized by soaking in lye, which is rinsed out before cooking.
[loo-tee-in] /ˈlu ti ɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. Also called xanthophyll. a yellow-red, water-insoluble, crystalline, carotenoid alcohol, C 40 H 56 O 2 , found in the petals of marigold and certain other flowers, egg yolk, algae, and corpora lutea: used chiefly in the biochemical study of the carotenoids. 2. a preparation consisting of dried and […]
- Lutein cell
lutein cell n. A cell of the corpus luteum of the ovary. Also called luteal cell.