Definitions for "Corpus Luteum"
the mass of cells that form once the egg has been released from the ovary. The corpus luteum produces progesterone. Also called "yellow body."
Ovarian follicle after discharge of the ovum (egg); it secretes the hormone progesterone.
After releasing its ovum (ovulation), the follicle becomes the corpus luteum, which produces progesterone for the continued buildup of the uterine wall.