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n. the layer of cells lining the uterus. It varies in thickness during the menstrual cycle, reaching a peak of cellular proliferation approximately 1 week after ovulation, in preparation for implantation of a fertilized ovum, and sloughing off as menstrual flow 2 weeks after ovulation if the ovum is not fertilized. —endometrial adj.

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February 27th 2024

concrete attitude

concrete attitude

a cognitive style that is directed to specific objects and immediate stimuli. A person who exhibits a concrete attitude tends not to make abstract comparisons and will not usually respond to abstract qualities, concepts, or categories. Compare abstract attitude. [defined by Kurt Goldstein]