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luteinize

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

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Also especially British, lu·te·in·ise .

Origin of luteinize

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