luteal

adjective
lu·​te·​al | \ˈlü-tē-əl \

Definition of luteal 

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

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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, "“Natural” birth-control app dogged by unwanted pregnancies gets FDA approval," 15 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of luteal

1920, in the meaning defined above

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luteal

adjective
lu·​te·​al | \ˈlüt-ē-əl \

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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