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luteinize

[ loo-tee-uh-nahyz ]

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.

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Other Words From

  • lute·in·i·zation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of luteinize1

First recorded in 1925–30; lutein + -ize

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luteinluteinizing hormone