luteal

adjective
lu·​te·​al | \ ˈlü-tē-əl How to pronounce luteal (audio) \

Definition of luteal

: of, relating to, or involving the corpus luteum or its formation the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle

Examples of luteal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first half of the cycle is the follicular phase and the second half is the luteal phase. Jason Karp, Outside Online, 14 Mar. 2014 The luteal phase ends when your period actually begins. Erica Sweeney, Good Housekeeping, 28 Nov. 2020 Many studies show that women in their luteal phase crave more carbohydrates compared to during their follicular phase. Sara Twogood, Quartz, 7 Aug. 2019 Those faintly balmy conditions are linked to a surge in progesterone in the latter half of the menstrual cycle, called the luteal phase. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 15 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of luteal

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Luteal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luteal. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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luteal

adjective
lu·​te·​al | \ ˈlüt-ē-əl How to pronounce luteal (audio) \

Medical Definition of luteal

: of, relating to, characterized by, or involving the corpus luteum or its formation the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle luteal activity

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