capsumin

noun
cap·​su·​min | \ ˈkapsəmə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of capsumin

: a red crystalline carotenoid pigment in a Guinea pepper (Capsicum annuum)

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History and Etymology for capsumin

International Scientific Vocabulary capsum- (irregular from New Latin Capsicum) + -in; originally formed as German kapsumin

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“Capsumin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capsumin. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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