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curcumin

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noun cur·cu·min \ˈkər-kyə-mən\

Definition of curcumin

  1. :  an orange-yellow crystalline compound C21H20O6 that constitutes the chief coloring principle of turmeric



Origin and Etymology of curcumin

French curcumine, from curcum- (from New Latin Curcuma, the turmeric plant, from Arabic kurkum) + -ine 1-in


First Known Use: 1850


Medical Dictionary

curcumin

noun cur·cu·min \ˈkər-kyə-mən\

Medical Definition of curcumin

  1. :  an orange-yellow crystalline compound C21H20O6 that constitutes the chief coloring principle of turmeric




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