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[Latin, Body, aggregate, or mass.]

Corpus might be used to mean a human body, or a body or group of laws. The term is used often in Civil Law to denote a substantial or positive fact, as opposed to one that is ambiguous. The corpus of a trust is the sum of money or property that is set aside to produce income for a named beneficiary. In the law of estates, the corpus of an estate is the amount of property left when an individual dies. Corpus juris means a body of law or a body of the law. Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.®) is an all-inclusive, multivolume legal encyclopedia.


n. 1) Latin for body. 2) the principal (usually money, securities, and other assets) of a trust or estate as distinguished from interest or profits.


noun aggregate, aggregation, amassment, assemblage, body, bulk, chief part, collection, collectivity, compages, compilation, complexus, concentration, concretion, confluence, conglomerate, core, cornerstone, corporality, corporeity, cumulation, embodiment, ensemble, essence, fullness, grand total, gross amount, grouping, import, importance, inclusiveness, integrality, integration, keynote, legal body, legal entity, main body, main part, major part, mass, materiality, materialization, matter, pith, plenum, principal, principle, quantity, quintessence, res, signification, solid substance, solidarity, structure, substance, substantiality, sum, sum and substance, sum total, summation, total, totality, weight, whole, wholeness
Associated concepts: corpus delicti, corpus juris, corpus of a trust
See also: body, bulk, cornerstone, corpse, entity, person, substance

CORPUS. A Latin word, which signifies body; as, corpus delicti, the body of the offence, the essence of the crime; corpus juris canonis, the body of the canon law; corpus juris civilis, the body of the Civil law.

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The function of corpus luteum (CL) formed in the ovary following ovulation is a temporary endocrine gland, and contributes to the regulation of estrus/menstrual cycle and the successful maintenance of pregnancy (Axelson et al.
When a pregnancy test is positive and there is no evidence for an IUP, any adnexal finding other than a corpus luteum should be considered suspicious for an ectopic pregnancy until proven otherwise.
It may be suggested that this extract affects the hypothalamus-hypophysis-gonadal axis and leads to higher activity in the corpus luteum, higher progesterone secretion, and prolonged luteal phase of estrus cycle (17).
Corpus luteum cysts may on occasion persist into the second trimester and can account for up to 17% of all cystic adnexal masses (Am.
Sonographic comparison of the tubal ring of ectopic pregnancy with the corpus luteum.
In our study, the enlarged uterine horn, the corpus luteum cyst, and the presence of milk in mammary acini suggested recent pregnancy, and the positive immunolabeling of the endometrium raised the question of a possible abortion.
Rather, over repeated heat cycles, progesterone is released by the corpus luteum formed at each ovulation site on the ovary, and this has a quieting effect on the musculature of the uterine wall.
Low specificity (high 'false positive' rate) may be due to mistakenly identifying a developing corpus luteum (progesterone-secreting endocrine tissue that forms on the ovary immediately after ovulation) present and palpable between day 1 and day 4 of the estrous cycle but not secreting large quantities of progesterone for a mature corpus luteum.
Effect of pregnancy and foetal number on diameter of corpus luteum, maternal progesterone concentration and oxidant/antioxidant balance in ewes.
This would lead to lack of stimulation to promote progesterone production by the corpus luteum, resulting in the lack of proliferation of endometrial growth that is vital for the implantation of the fertilized egg-thus preventing pregnancy.
Results related to oocyte diameter, antral follicles, corpus luteum and the germinal epithelium Average oocyte diameter decreased significantly in diabetic rats as compared to diabetic + extract of Artemisia 300mg/kg show.