# Biology/Health 12

Explain why only one corpus luteum may be found in the ovaries of a woman who has given birth to triplets. THANKS!

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4. If the triplets came from one coprus luteum, they would be identical rather than fraternal. Identical siblings come from one fertilized egg that splits, one time or more.

Fraternal siblings come from coincidental, separate fertilizations, meaning that more than one egg was ovulated, which requires more than one coprus luteum in the ovaries.

I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.

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