lutein: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (l'tē-in), [key]
— n. Biochem.
- Also calleda yellow-red, water-insoluble, crystalline, carotenoid alcohol, CHO, found in the petals of marigold and certain other flowers, egg yolk, algae, and corpora lutea: used chiefly in the biochemical study of the carotenoids.
- a preparation consisting of dried and powdered corpora lutea from hogs.
- lutein (Thesaurus)