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\

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: carotenol
Previous Word in the Dictionary: carotene
All Words Near: carotenoid

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up carotenoid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More