Corpora lutea
Corpus Cor"pus (-p[u^]s), n.; pl. {Corpora} (-p[-o]*r[.a]). [L.] A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing. [1913 Webster]

{Corpus callosum} (k[a^]l*l[=o]"s[u^]m); pl. {Corpora callosa} (-s?) [NL., callous body] (Anat.), the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres. See {Brain}.

{Corpus Christi} (kr[i^]s"t[imac]) [L., body of Christ] (R. C. Ch.), a festival in honor of the eucharist, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.

{Corpus Christi cloth}. Same as {Pyx cloth}, under {Pyx}.

{Corpus delicti} (d[-e]*l[i^]k"t[imac]) [L., the body of the crime] (Law), the substantial and fundamental fact of the comission of a crime; the proofs essential to establish a crime.

{Corpus luteum} (l[=u]"t[-e]*[u^]m); pl. {Corpora lutea} (-[.a]). [NL., luteous body] (Anat.), the reddish yellow mass which fills a ruptured Graafian follicle in the mammalian ovary.

{Corpus striatum} (str[-i]*[=a]"t[u^]m); pl. {Corpora striata} (-t[.a]). [NL., striate body] (Anat.), a ridge in the wall of each lateral ventricle of the brain. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • corpora lutea — [lo͞ot′ē ə] n. pl. of CORPUS LUTEUM * * * …   Universalium

  • corpora lutea — (corpus luteum) (Gynecology) yellow glandular mass which forms on an ovary after ovulation and secretes the hormone progesterone (if the female does not become pregnant, the mass disappears until the next ovulation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corpora lutea — [lo͞ot′ē ə] n. pl. of CORPUS LUTEUM …   English World dictionary

  • corpora lutea — plural of corpus luteum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corpora — Corpus Cor pus ( p[u^]s), n.; pl. {Corpora} ( p[ o]*r[.a]). [L.] A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing. [1913 Webster] {Corpus callosum} (k[a^]l*l[=o] s[u^]m); pl. {Corpora callosa} ( s?) [NL., callous body] (Anat.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corpora callosa — Corpus Cor pus ( p[u^]s), n.; pl. {Corpora} ( p[ o]*r[.a]). [L.] A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing. [1913 Webster] {Corpus callosum} (k[a^]l*l[=o] s[u^]m); pl. {Corpora callosa} ( s?) [NL., callous body] (Anat.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corpora striata — Corpus Cor pus ( p[u^]s), n.; pl. {Corpora} ( p[ o]*r[.a]). [L.] A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing. [1913 Webster] {Corpus callosum} (k[a^]l*l[=o] s[u^]m); pl. {Corpora callosa} ( s?) [NL., callous body] (Anat.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Желтые тела — (Corpora lutea) образования, возникающие при выхождении яиц из яичника млекопитающих, или овуляции, на счет опорожненных граафовых пузырьков. Они состоят из центральной части или ядра, и коркового слоя. Ядро содержит молодую соединительную ткань… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • corpus luteum — (= corpora lutea (plural) ) Glandular body formed from the Graafian follicle in the ovary following release of the ovum. Secretes progesterone …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • reproductive system, animal — Introduction       any of the organ systems by which animals reproduce.       The role of reproduction is to provide for the continued existence of a species; it is the process by which living organisms duplicate themselves. Animals compete with… …   Universalium

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