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lu·te·in

 (lo͞o′tē-ĭn, -tēn′)
n.
1. A yellow-orange xanthophyll carotenoid, C40H56O2, that occurs naturally in green plants and in the fat of plant-eating animals, egg yolk, the corpus luteum, and the retina, and that may help to prevent macular degeneration.
2. A dried preparation of corpus luteum.

[Latin lūteum, yellow, egg yolk (from neuter of lūteus, yellow, from lūtum, yellowweed) + -in.]

lutein

(ˈluːtɪɪn)
n
(Botany) a xanthophyll pigment, occurring in plants, that has a light-absorbing function in photosynthesis
[C20: from Latin lūteus yellow + -in]

lu•te•in

(ˈlu ti ɪn)

n.
a carotenoid yellow pigment that is abundant in egg yolk and the corpus luteum, similar to xanthophyll.
[1865–70; < Latin lūte(um) egg yolk (n. use of neuter of lūteus; see luteous) + -in1]
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Noun1.lutein - yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks
carotenoid - any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
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lu·te·in

n. luteína, pigmento amarillo que se deriva del cuerpo lúteo, de la yema del huevo y de las células adiposas.