carotenoid

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noun ca·rot·en·oid \kə-ˈrä-tə-ˌnȯid\

Definition of carotenoid

  1. :  any of various usually yellow to red pigments (as carotenes) found widely in plants and animals and characterized chemically by a long aliphatic polyene chain composed of eight isoprene units

carotenoid

adjective

1911

First Known Use of carotenoid

1911

Variants of carotenoid

less commonly

carotinoid


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carotenoid

noun ca·rot·en·oid

Medical Definition of carotenoid

  1. :  any of various usually yellow to red pigments (as carotenes) found widely in plants and animals and characterized chemically by a long aliphatic polyene chain composed of eight isoprene units

carotenoid

adjective

Variants of carotenoid

also

carotinoid

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