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lu·te·in·ize

 (lo͞o′tē-ə-nīz′)
v. lu·te·in·ized, lu·te·in·iz·ing, lu·te·in·iz·es
v.tr.
To cause the production of a corpus luteum in.
v.intr.
To develop into or become part of the corpus luteum.

lu′te·in·i·za′tion (-ə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

luteinize

(ˈluːtiːnˌaɪz) or

luteinise

vb (intr)
(Physiology) to develop into a corpus luteum

lu•te•in•ize

(ˈlu ti əˌnaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to produce corpora lutea in.
v.i.
2. to undergo transformation into corpora lutea.
[1925–30]
lu`te•in•i•za′tion, n.
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