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canthaxanthin

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noun can·tha·xan·thin \ˌkan(t)-thə-ˈzan-ˌthin\

Definition of canthaxanthin

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



Origin and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

canthaxanthin

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noun can·tha·xan·thin \ˌkan(t)-thə-ˈzan-ˌthin\

Medical Definition of canthaxanthin

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




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