lu·​tein·​i·​za·​tion ˌlü-tē-ə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce luteinization (audio) ˌlü-ˌtē-nə- How to pronounce luteinization (audio)
: the process of forming corpora lutea

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of luteinization was in 1929

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“Luteinization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or chiefly British luteinisation
: the process of forming corpora lutea
luteinize verb
luteinized also British luteinised; luteinizing also British luteinising
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