Medical Definition of Corpus albicans

1. 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 located near the brain in insects; action of the juvenile hormone is interrelated with that of brain hormone and ecdysone; a high concentration of the hormone at the time of molting will cause production 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 cause development of an oversized adult. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corpus Albicans

corpus adiposum
corpus adiposum buccae
corpus adiposum fossae ischiorectalis
corpus adiposum infrapatellare
corpus adiposum orbitae
corpus albicans (current term)
corpus allatum
corpus amygdaloideum
corpus amylaceum
corpus aorticum
corpus arantii
corpus callosum
corpus candicans
corpus cavernosum conchae
corpus ciliare

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