luteinizing hormonelu·te·in·iz·ing hormone
a hormone, secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates ovulation, the development of interstitial tissue, the secretion of testosterone in the testes of males, and the development of the corpus luteum with its subsequent secretion of progesterone in females
A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation and the development of the corpus luteum in the female and the production of testosterone by the interstitial cells of the testis in the male.
(uncountable) (Abbreviated as: LH)
'Luteum' means 'yellow' in Latin. LH Stimulates development of corpus luteum which is yellow in colour