Definitions for: Lutein


[n] yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks



Webster (1913) Definition: Lu"te*in, n. [From corpus luteum.] (Physiol. Chem.)
A substance of a strongly marked yellow color, extracted from
the yelk of eggs, and from the tissue of the corpus luteum.

Synonyms: xanthophyl, xanthophyll

See Also: carotenoid

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