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progesterone

  

      n   a steroid hormone, secreted mainly by the corpus luteum in the ovary, that prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy. Formula: C21H30O2,   (Also called)    corpus luteum hormone  
     (C20: from pro-1 + ge(station) + ster(ol) + -one)  
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