luteinization
noun Date: 1929 the process of forming corpora lutea • luteinize verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • luteinization — (Amer.) n. (Biochemistry) formation of a corpus luteum (yellow ovarian body), luteinisation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • luteinization — Transformation of the mature ovarian follicle and its theca interna into a corpus luteum after ovulation; formation of luteal tissue, which appears yellow in some species. * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • luteinization — See luteinize. * * * …   Universalium

  • luteinization — lu·te·in·ization …   English syllables

  • luteinization — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ənə̇ˈzāshən, ˌnīˈz noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary lutein + ization : the process of luteinizing …   Useful english dictionary

  • luteinize — luteinization, n. /looh tee euh nuyz /, v., luteinized, luteinizing. v.t. 1. to produce corpora lutea in. v.i. 2. to undergo transformation into corpora lutea. Also, esp. Brit., luteinise. [1925 30; LUTEIN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • luteinizations — luteinization (Amer.) n. (Biochemistry) formation of a corpus luteum (yellow ovarian body), luteinisation …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • hyperthecosis — Diffuse hyperplasia of the theca cells of the graafian follicles. stromal h. condition in which luteinized cells are present in ovarian stroma at a distance from follicular structures. * * * hy·p …   Medical dictionary

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