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Corpus albicans at low power.
Description:The corpus luteum has a finite lifespan. Eventually it will degenerate and becomes a scar-like structure called the corpus albicans (white body).It stains lighter than the surrounding tissue because there are very few nuclei in the structure. In the beginning the corpus albicans is quite large but will undergo shrinkage. Many scars like these can be found in older ovaries. PK4892-01. Original mag. 13x. H&E. Corpus albicans. Female Reproductive System.