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lutein

 [loo´te-in]
1. a lipochrome from the corpus luteum, fat cells, and egg yolk.
2. any lipochrome.

lu·te·in

(lū'tē-in),
1. The yellow pigment in the corpus luteum, in the yolk of eggs, or any lipochrome.
2. Synonym(s): xanthophyll
3. The dried powdered corpora lutea of the hog, formerly used as a progesterone source.
[L. luteus, saffron-yellow]

lutein

/lu·te·in/ (-in)
1. a lipochrome from the corpus luteum, fat cells, and egg yolk.
2. any lipochrome.

lutein

(lo͞o′tē-ĭn, -tēn′)
n.
1. A yellow-orange xanthophyll carotenoid, C40H56O2, that occurs naturally in green plants and in the fat of plant-eating animals, egg yolk, the corpus luteum, and the retina, and that may help to prevent macular degeneration.
2. A dried preparation of corpus luteum.

lutein

[lo̅o̅′tē·in]
Etymology: L, luteus, yellow
a yellow-red crystalline carotenoid pigment found in plants with carotenes and chlorophylls.

lutein

A carotenoid that is abundant in broccoli, greens (collard, turnip), leafy greens (spinach, kale), eggs and animal fat. It is an antioxidant is linked to a decreased risk of lung cancer.

lu·te·in

(lū'tē-in)
1. The yellow pigment in the corpus luteum, the yolk of eggs, or any lipochrome.
2. Synonym(s): xanthophyll.
[L. luteus, saffron-yellow]

lutein (lōōˑ·tēn),

n a carotenoid pigment with antioxidant properties that may be useful in preventing cataracts, macular degeneration, and atherosclerosis; no known precautions.

lu·te·in

(lū'tē-in)
Yellow pigment in corpus luteum, in egg yolk, or any lipochrome.
[L. luteus, saffron-yellow]

lutein

1. a lipochrome from the corpus luteum, fat cells, and egg yolk.
2. any lipochrome.