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luteal phase

 

Definition: that portion of the menstrual cycle extending from the time of formation of the corpus luteum to the onset of menses, usually 14 days long; short luteal phase, a period of 10 days or fewer between ovulation and the onset of menses, frequently associated with infertility.

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