- a preparation of dried and powdered corpus luteum
Origin of luteinfrom (corpus) lute(um) + -in
- 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.
- A dried preparation of corpus luteum.
Origin of luteinLatin lūteum yellow, egg yolk ( from ) ( neuter of lūteus yellow ) ( from lūtum yellowweed ) -in