luteotropic

adjective
lu·​teo·​tro·​pic | \ ˌlü-tē-ə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce luteotropic (audio) , -ˈträ- How to pronounce luteotropic (audio) \
variants: or luteotrophic \ ˌlü-​tē-​ə-​ˈtrō-​fik How to pronounce luteotrophic (audio) , -​ˈträ-​ \

Definition of luteotropic

: acting on the corpora lutea

First Known Use of luteotropic

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for luteotropic

luteo- (from corpus lute(um) + -o-) + -tropic or -trophic

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The first known use of luteotropic was in 1941

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“Luteotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luteotropic. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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luteotropic

adjective
lu·​teo·​tro·​pic | \ ˌlüt-ē-ə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce luteotropic (audio) , -ˈträp-ik How to pronounce luteotropic (audio) \
variants: or luteotrophic \ -​ˈtrō-​fik How to pronounce luteotrophic (audio) , -​ˈträf-​ik How to pronounce luteotrophic (audio) \

Medical Definition of luteotropic

: acting on the corpora lutea

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