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carotene

noun car·o·tene \ˈker-ə-ˌtēn, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of CAROTENE

:  any of several orange or red crystalline hydrocarbon pigments (as C40H56) that occur in the chromoplasts of plants and in the fatty tissues of plant-eating animals and are convertible to vitamin A — compare beta-carotene

Origin of CAROTENE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Late Latin carota carrot
First Known Use: 1861
Medical Dictionary

carotene

noun car·o·tene \ˈkar-ə-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of CAROTENE

:  any of several orange or red crystalline hydrocarbon pigments (as C40H56) that occur in the chromoplasts of plants and in the fatty tissues of plant-eating animals and are convertible to vitamin A—see beta-carotene

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