Definition of Luteinization

1. [n -S]



Medical Definition of Luteinization

1. 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. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Luteinization

lutecia
lutecian
lutecium
luteciums
luted
lutefisk
lutefisks
luteic
lutein
lutein cells
luteinise
luteinised unruptured follicle syndrome
luteinising
luteinising hormone releasing factor
luteinization (current term)
luteinizations
luteinize
luteinized
luteinizes
luteinizing
luteinizing hormone
luteinizing hormone-releasing factor
luteinizing hormone/follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing factor
luteinizing principle
luteinoma
luteins
lutelike
lutembacher's syndrome

Literary usage of Luteinization

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"If the granulosa cell does not have hydroxylase then luteinization would not be expected to ... Actually luteinization was associated with a drastic ..."

2. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Following ovulation, the granulosa cells of the dominant follicle undergo a process called luteinization, converting the follicle into a body called the ..."

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