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Corpus albicans



    The corpus albicans (Latin for "white body" ) is the regressed form of the corpus luteum. As the corpus luteum is being broken down by macrophages, fibroblasts lay down type I collagen, forming the corpus albicans. This process is called "luteolysis". The remains of the corpus albicans may persist as a scar on the surface of the ovary.

Additional recommended knowledge

The corpus albicans is also known as atretic corpus luteum, corpus candicans, or simply as albicans.

References

  • Stedman's/LWW 1505656
  • Hiatt, James L.; Gartner, Leslie P. (2001). Color textbook of histology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-8806-3. 
 
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