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ATRETIC CORPUS LUTEUM

A retrogressed corpus luteum characterised by increasing cicatrization and shrinkage of the cicatricial core with an amorphous, convoluted, completely hyalinised lutein zone surrounding the central plug of scar tissue. Synonym: albicans, atretic corpus luteum, corpus candicans. Corpora allata, a pair of juvenile hormone-producing endocrine glands situated around the brain in insects; action of the juvenile hormone is interrelated with that of brain hormone and ecdysone; a tall concentration of the hormone at the time of molting will reason manufacture of an additional larval instar; removal at an early larval stage causes precocious pupation, resulting in the formation of a midget adult; implantation at late larval stages can reason development of an oversized adult.
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