luteinize

luteinize

[loo-tee-uh-nahyz]
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:
1925–30; lutein + -ize

luteinization, noun
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