carotene

noun
car·​o·​tene | \ ˈker-ə-ˌtēn How to pronounce carotene (audio) , ˈka-rə- \

Definition of carotene

: any of several orange or red crystalline hydrocarbon pigments (such as C40H56) that occur in the chromoplasts of plants and in the fatty tissues of plant-eating animals and are convertible to vitamin A — compare beta-carotene

Examples of carotene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the fruit category, fruits packed with beta carotene and vitamin C, such as berries of all kinds and citrus fruits, also helped reduce risk of death and chronic disease. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 1 Mar. 2021 Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, vitamin K1, potassium, fiber and antioxidants. Ana Sanchez, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2021 For example, sweet potatoes with orange flesh are richest in beta-carotene, while purple-fleshed are richer in anthocyanins. Rachel Boller, chicagotribune.com, 23 Mar. 2021 Boiling sweet potatoes tends to retain more beta-carotene, as well as cooking sweet potatoes with the skins left intact. Rachel Boller, chicagotribune.com, 23 Mar. 2021 Carrots are full of antioxidants, such as beta carotene, which keeps you healthy overall, preventing disease and reducing inflammation in your body. Laura Wheatman Hill, chicagotribune.com, 12 Mar. 2021 Beta carotene, which is converted by the body to vitamin A, is essential for healthy eyes. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 28 Feb. 2021 Green leafy vegetables rich in beta carotene and vitamin C, such as spinach, leafy green lettuce and kale, along with carrots, did show benefits. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 1 Mar. 2021 Pineapple contains thiamin, riboflavin, B-vitamins, magnesium, potassium, folate and manganese, as well as beta-carotene and other related antioxidants. Katy Severson, chicagotribune.com, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of carotene

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carotene

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Late Latin carota carrot

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21 Jul 2021

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“Carotene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carotene. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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carotene

noun
car·​o·​tene | \ ˈkar-ə-ˌtēn How to pronounce carotene (audio) \

Medical Definition of carotene

: any of several orange or red crystalline hydrocarbon pigments (as C40H56) that commonly occur in the chromoplasts of plants and in the fatty tissues of plant-eating animals and are convertible in the body to vitamin A — see beta-carotene

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