A transient endocrine gland that develops from the postovulatory or atretic follicles and secretes progesterone; it is thought to be related to egg retention[PMID]. [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20959416 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_luteum ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

plural term
corpora lutea

definition

A transient endocrine gland that develops from the postovulatory or atretic follicles and secretes progesterone; it is thought to be related to egg retention[PMID].

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Folliclesinovary.jpg

has exact synonym

corpora lutea

corpus luteum of ovary

ovarian corpus luteum

has related synonym

luteal gland

id

UBERON:0002512

present in taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_7762

taxon notes

maintains the endometrium in mammals[WP]. A corpus luteum is known in hagfish (100), Squalus (101), and salamander (100) but not lamprey (102). There are no data for Branchiostoma and Ciona, and given that they are multiple spawners, there is no a priori reason to conclude that they lack a corpus luteum