Definition of Lutein

1. Noun. Yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks.

Exact synonyms: Xanthophyl, Xanthophyll
Generic synonyms: Carotenoid



Definition of Lutein

1. n. A substance of a strongly marked yellow color, extracted from the yelk of eggs, and from the tissue of the corpus luteum.

Definition of Lutein

1. Noun. (organic compound) A yellow carotenoid pigment, widely distributed in both plants and animals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lutein

1. a yellow pigment [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lutein

1. A substance of a strongly marked yellow colour, extracted from the yelk of eggs, and from the tissue of the corpus luteum. Origin: From corpus luteum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lutein

lutea
luteal
luteal cell
luteal phase defect
luteal phase deficiency
luteal phases
lutecia
lutecian
lutecium
luteciums
luted
lutefisk
lutefisks
luteic
lutein (current term)
lutein cells
luteinise
luteinised unruptured follicle syndrome
luteinising
luteinising hormone releasing factor
luteinization
luteinizations
luteinize
luteinized
luteinizes
luteinizing
luteinizing hormone
luteinizing hormone-releasing factor

Literary usage of Lutein

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1. Gynæcology for Students & Practitioners by Thomas Watts Eden (1920)
"In general appearance a compound theca-lutein cyst resembles a compound hydrops ... Through the thin walls may be seen yellow patches of the lutein lamina ..."

2. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"Connective tissue may appear in the centers of lutein cysts and the flat ... (4) Bilateral multilocular lutein cysts commonly appear with hydatid mole and ..."

3. Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London: Vol. I-XLIX, for the Year by Obstetrical Society of London (1908)
"A CASE OF CHORION-EPITHELIOMA OF THE UTERUS; lutein CYSTS IN BOTH OVARIES. (With Plates VII—IX. ... lutein ..."

4. Gonorrhea in Women: Its Pathology, Symptomatology, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Charles Camblos Norris (1913)
"The lutein lining of the abscess can still be distinguished. It is in the latter location that the inflammatory reaction is most intense ( X 15). ..."

5. Contributions to the Study of the Early Development and Imbedding of the by Thomas Hastie Bryce, John Hammond Teacher, John Martin Munro Kerr (1908)
"Upon one point all observers are agreed, viz., that the layer next to the foetal tissue is connective tissue in some form, and that the lutein cells ..."

6. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1899)
"The lutein cells are specialised connective-tissue cells, which appear in the inner layers of the follicle wall at the time when it begins to show a ..."

7. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1910)
"(4) Cysts lined by lutein cells covered by cylindrical, cuboidal, ... In normal pregnancy somewhat similar but much less extensive hypertrophy of lutein ..."

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