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luteinize

[ loo-tee-uh-nahyz ]
/ 藞lu ti 蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), lu路te路in路ized, lu路te路in路iz路ing.
to produce corpora lutea in.
verb (used without object), lu路te路in路ized, lu路te路in路iz路ing.
to undergo transformation into corpora lutea.
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Also especially British, lu路te路in路ise .

Origin of luteinize

First recorded in 1925鈥30; lutein + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM luteinize

lu路te路in路i路za路tion, noun
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