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proliferative phase of endometrial menstrual cycle


Definition: of 9 days' duration, controlled by estrogen secreted by ovarian follicles; simultaneous with their development. Endometrium thickens twofold to threefold during this phase.

Synonym(s): follicular phase of endometrial menstrual cycle

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