luteinize

[loo-tee-uh-nahyz]

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 formslu·te·in·i·za·tion, noun
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Medicine definitions for luteinization

luteinization

[lōō′tē-ə-nĭ-zāshən]

n.

The transformation of the mature ovarian follicle into a corpus luteum.
Related formslute•in•ize′ (lōōtē-ə-nīz′) v.
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