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luteinize

[loo-tee-uh-nahyz] /ˈlu ti əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), luteinized, luteinizing.
1.
to produce corpora lutea in.
verb (used without object), luteinized, luteinizing.
2.
to undergo transformation into corpora lutea.
Origin of luteinize
1925-1930
1925-30; lutein + -ize
Related forms
luteinization, noun
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