Luteinization



[loo-tee-uh-nahyz] /ˈlu ti əˌnaɪz/

verb (used with object), luteinized, luteinizing.
1.
to produce corpora lutea in.
verb (used without object), luteinized, luteinizing.
2.
to undergo transformation into corpora lutea.

luteinization lu·te·in·i·za·tion (lōō’tē-ə-nĭ-zā’shən)
n.
The transformation of the mature ovarian follicle into a corpus luteum.
lu’te·in·ize’ (lōō’tē-ə-nīz’) v.

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