luteinize


luteinize
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷əˌnīz\ verb (-ed/-ing/-s)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary lutein + -ize
: to cause the production of corpora lutea in
: to undergo transformation into corpus luteum

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/looh"tee euh nuyz'/, v., luteinized, luteinizing.
v.t.
1. to produce corpora lutea in.
v.i.
2. to undergo transformation into corpora lutea.
Also, esp. Brit., luteinise.
[1925-30; LUTEIN + -IZE]

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luˈteinize or luˈteinise transitive verb and intransitive verb
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Main Entry:lutein

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • luteinize — (Amer.) v. (Biochemistry) cause the formation of a corpus luteum; become a corpus luteum (also luteinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • luteinize — [lo͞ot′ē inīz΄] vt. luteinized, luteinizing to stimulate the production of the corpus luteum in vi. to become part of the corpus luteum luteinization n …   English World dictionary

  • luteinize — verb see luteinization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • luteinize — luteinization, n. /looh tee euh nuyz /, v., luteinized, luteinizing. v.t. 1. to produce corpora lutea in. v.i. 2. to undergo transformation into corpora lutea. Also, esp. Brit., luteinise. [1925 30; LUTEIN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • luteinize — verb To promote the development of the corpus luteum See Also: luteinization …   Wiktionary

  • luteinize — To form luteal tissue …   Medical dictionary

  • luteinize — lu·te·in·ize …   English syllables

  • luteinize — lu•te•in•ize [[t]ˈlu ti əˌnaɪz[/t]] v. ized, iz•ing 1) to produce corpora lutea in 2) to undergo transformation into corpora lutea • Etymology: 1925–30 lu te•in•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • luteinized — luteinize (Amer.) v. (Biochemistry) cause the formation of a corpus luteum; become a corpus luteum (also luteinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • luteinizes — luteinize (Amer.) v. (Biochemistry) cause the formation of a corpus luteum; become a corpus luteum (also luteinise) …   English contemporary dictionary


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