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luteinize

[loo-tee-uh-nahyz]
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verb (used with object), lu·te·in·ized, lu·te·in·iz·ing.
  1. to produce corpora lutea in.
verb (used without object), lu·te·in·ized, lu·te·in·iz·ing.
  1. to undergo transformation into corpora lutea.
Also especially British, lu·te·in·ise.

Origin of luteinize

First recorded in 1925–30; lutein + -ize
Related formslu·te·in·i·za·tion, noun
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