canthaxanthin


can·tha·xan·thin

noun \ˌkan(t)-thə-ˈzan-ˌthin\

Definition of CANTHAXANTHIN

:  a naturally occurring carotenoid C40H52O2 used especially as a color additive for food

Origin of CANTHAXANTHIN

International Scientific Vocabulary cantha- (from New Latin Cantharellus cinnabarinus, mushroom species from which it was obtained) + xanth- + 1-in
First Known Use: circa 1951

can·tha·xan·thin

noun \ˌkan(t)-thə-ˈzan-ˌthin\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CANTHAXANTHIN

: a carotenoid C40H52O2 used especially as a color additive for food

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