Lutein meaning

lo͝otē-ĭn, -tēn
A yellow-orange xanthophyll carotenoid, C40 H56 O2 , that occurs naturally in green plants and in the fat of plant-eating animals, egg yolk, the corpus luteum, and the retina, and that is being investigated as a treatment for macular degeneration.
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A dried preparation of corpus luteum.
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A preparation of dried and powdered corpus luteum.
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A yellow-orange xanthophyll carotenoid, C40 H56 O2 , 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.
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A dried preparation of corpus luteum.
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(organic chemistry) A yellow carotenoid pigment, widely distributed in both plants and animals.
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Origin of lutein

  • Latin lūteum yellow, egg yolk (from) (neuter of lūteus yellow) (from lūtum yellowweed) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition