Definition of lutein in English:

lutein

Syllabification: lu·te·in
Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞otēən, ˈlo͞oˌtēn
 
/

noun

Biochemistry
A deep yellow pigment of the xanthophyll class, found in the leaves of plants, in egg yolk, and in the corpus luteum.
More example sentences
  • Companies don't usually test for phytochemicals like lutein or lycopene because they're not yet considered nutrients.
  • In this study, visual function is improved with lutein alone or lutein together with other nutrients.
  • While the root of the beet is a nutritional powerhouse, the leaves are just as potent, containing antioxidant carotenoids, chlorophyll and lutein.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin luteum 'yolk of egg' (neuter of luteus 'yellow') + -in1.

Definition of lutein in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day animalcule
Pronunciation: ˌanɪˈmalkjuːl
noun
a microscopic animal