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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.
Also, especially British, luteinise.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; lutein + -ize
Related forms
luteinization, noun
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