carotenoid

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noun ca·rot·en·oid \kə-ˈrä-tə-ˌnȯid\
variants: or less commonly

carotinoid

Definition of carotenoid

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

carotenoid

adjective

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1911

First Known Use of carotenoid

1911


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carotenoid

noun ca·rot·en·oid
variants: also

carotinoid

\kə-ˈrät-ən-ˌȯid\play

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

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