canthaxanthin

noun
can·​tha·​xan·​thin | \ ˌkan(t)-thə-ˈzan-ˌthin How to pronounce canthaxanthin (audio) \

Definition of canthaxanthin

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

First Known Use of canthaxanthin

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for canthaxanthin

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

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The first known use of canthaxanthin was circa 1951

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“Canthaxanthin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canthaxanthin. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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canthaxanthin

noun
can·​tha·​xan·​thin | \ ˌkan(t)-thə-ˈzan-ˌthin How to pronounce canthaxanthin (audio) \

Medical Definition of canthaxanthin

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

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