carotenoid


ca·rot·en·oid

noun \kə-ˈrä-tə-ˌnid\

Definition of CAROTENOID

:  any of various usually yellow to red pigments (as carotenes) found widely in plants and animals and characterized chemically by a long aliphatic polyene chain composed of eight isoprene units
carotenoid adjective

Variants of CAROTENOID

ca·rot·en·oid also ca·rot·in·oid \kə-ˈrä-tə-ˌnid\

First Known Use of CAROTENOID

1911

ca·rot·en·oid

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAROTENOID

: any of various usually yellow to red pigments (as carotenes) found widely in plants and animals and characterized chemically by a long aliphatic polyene chain composed of eight isoprene units
carotenoid adjective

Variants of CAROTENOID

ca·rot·en·oid also ca·rot·in·oid \kə-ˈrät-ən-ˌid\

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