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


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)


Next Word in the Dictionary: Lycoperdaceae
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Lycodidae
All Words Near: lycopene

Seen & Heard

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