curcumin


cur·cu·min

noun \ˈkər-kyə-mən\

Definition of CURCUMIN

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

Origin of CURCUMIN

French curcumine, from curcum- (from New Latin Curcuma, the turmeric plant, from Arabic kurkum) + -ine 1-in
First Known Use: 1850

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