lycopene


ly·co·pene

noun \ˈlī-kə-ˌpēn\

Definition of LYCOPENE

:  a carotenoid pigment C40H56 that is the red coloring matter of the tomato

Origin of LYCOPENE

International Scientific Vocabulary lycop- (from New Latin Lycopersicon, genus of herbs) + -ene
First Known Use: circa 1929

ly·co·pene

noun \ˈlī-kə-ˌpēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LYCOPENE

: a red pigment C40H56 isomeric with carotene that occurs in many ripe fruits (as the tomato)

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