beta–carotene

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noun be·ta–car·o·tene \-ˈker-ə-ˌtēn, -ˈka-rə-\

Definition of beta–carotene

  1. :  an isomer of carotene found in dark green and dark yellow vegetables and fruits

First Known Use of beta–carotene

1934


BETA–CAROTENE Defined for English Language Learners

beta-carotene

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Definition of beta–carotene for English Language Learners

  • : a natural substance that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetables and that helps your body grow and be healthy


Medical Dictionary

beta–carotene

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β–carotene

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Medical Definition of beta–carotene

  1. :  a reddish-orange pigment that is an an isomer of carotene found chiefly in orange and dark green and yellow vegetables and fruits (such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach) and that is converted to vitamin A in the body Beta-carotene is the most active and widespread provitamin A and is derived commercially from natural sources or is prepared synthetically.


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