luteinization(redirected from luteinisation)
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the process taking place in the luteal cells of graafian follicles that have matured and discharged their eggs: the cells become hypertrophied and there is vascularization and lipid accumulation (the latter in some species giving a yellow color), the follicles then become corpora lutea.
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Transformation of the mature ovarian follicle and its theca interna into a corpus luteum after ovulation; formation of luteal tissue, which appears yellow in some species.
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Transformation of the mature ovarian follicle and its theca interna into a corpus luteum after ovulation.
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