carotenoid

noun ca·rot·en·oid \ kə-ˈrä-tə-ˌnȯid \
variants: or less commonly carotinoid
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of carotenoid

: 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

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carotenoid

noun ca·rot·en·oid
variants: also carotinoid play \kə-ˈrät-ᵊn-ˌȯid\

medical Definition of carotenoid

: 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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