lutein

noun lu·tein \ ˈlü-tē-ən , ˈlü-ˌtēn \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of lutein

: an orange xanthophyll C40H56O2 occurring in plants, animal fat, egg yolk, and the corpus luteum

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1869

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lutein

noun lu·tein \ ˈlüt-ē-ən , ˈlü-ˌtēn \

medical Definition of lutein

: an orange xanthophyll C40H56O2 occurring in plants usually with carotenes and chlorophylls and in animal fat, egg yolk, and the corpus luteum

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