[ loo-tee-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈlu ti əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), lu·te·in·ized, lu·te·in·iz·ing.

to produce corpora lutea in.

verb (used without object), lu·te·in·ized, lu·te·in·iz·ing.

to undergo transformation into corpora lutea.
Also especially British, lu·te·in·ise.

Origin of luteinize

First recorded in 1925–30; lutein + -ize

Related forms

lu·te·in·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for luteinization


[ lōō′tē-ə-nĭ-zāshən ]


The transformation of the mature ovarian follicle into a corpus luteum.

Related forms

lute•in•ize′ (lōōtē-ə-nīz′) v.
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