luteal-phase

luteal phase

noun Physiology.
a stage of the menstrual cycle, lasting about two weeks, from ovulation to the beginning of the next menstrual flow.
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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.

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