lutein

noun

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

Examples of lutein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the vitamins and minerals found in kale, the cruciferous vegetable contains phytochemicals like beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin that are important for eye health. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 25 May 2024 Spinach and kale also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that benefit eye health. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2024 Although not listed as food to emphasize in the new Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease paper, eggs are one of the best sources of brain health-supporting nutrients like choline and lutein. Lauren Manaker Ms, Rdn, Ld, Clec, Verywell Health, 17 Nov. 2023 Protects Your Eyes Two pigments found in grapes, lutein and zeaxanthin, protect eye health. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health, 24 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for lutein 

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lutein was in 1869

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“Lutein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lutein. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

lutein

noun
: 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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