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lycopene

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noun ly·co·pene \ˈlī-kə-ˌpēn\

Definition of lycopene

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



Origin and Etymology of lycopene

International Scientific Vocabulary lycop- (from New Latin Lycopersicon, genus of herbs) + -ene


First Known Use: circa 1929


Medical Dictionary

lycopene

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noun ly·co·pene \ˈlī-kə-ˌpēn\

Medical Definition of lycopene

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




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of lycopene Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lycopene


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