luteinize


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lu·te·i·nize

(lū'tē-ĭ-nīz),
To form luteal tissue.
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luteinize

(lo͞o′tē-ə-nīz′)
v. lutein·ized, lutein·izing, lutein·izes
v.tr.
To cause the production of a corpus luteum in.
v.intr.
To develop into or become part of the corpus luteum.

lu′te·in·i·za′tion (-ə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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