canthaxanthin

noun can·tha·xan·thin \ ˌkan(t)-thə-ˈzan-ˌthin \

Definition of canthaxanthin

: a naturally occurring carotenoid C40H52O2 used especially as a color additive for food

Origin and Etymology of canthaxanthin

cantha- (from New Latin Cantharellus cinnabarinus, mushroom species from which it was obtained) + xanth- + 1-in — more at chanterelle


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canthaxanthin

noun can·tha·xan·thin \ ˌkan(t)-thə-ˈzan-ˌthin \

medical Definition of canthaxanthin

: a carotenoid C40H52O2 used especially as a color additive for food

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