Interested in Language
A fragment on the menstrual cycle:
It's clear it will start disappearing in effect, but what synonym could I use here? The free dictionary says to involute means to curl inward or return to a former state. Other dictionaries I checked, focus on the adjectival form of the word.If implantation [of an egg] does not occur within approximately two weeks, the corpus luteum will involute, causing sharp drops in levels of both progesterone and estrogen.
So again, what other word (not a descriptive phrase like start disappearing or curl inward) would work here in place of 'involute'?
Raymott knows the term because of his medical experience. Most of us lesser mortal have never heard of it. I would just say "returns to its former size or state".