curcumin

noun
cur·cu·min | \ˈkər-kyə-mən \

Definition of curcumin 

: an orange-yellow crystalline compound C21H20O6 that constitutes the chief coloring principle of turmeric

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These brothers made their own drink line, ZYN, that incorporates the bioactive component of the spice, curcumin. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Be MKE: The Trump gender gap in Wisconsin, Milwaukee St. Patrick's Day and Bumble bans guns," 14 Mar. 2018 Google search traffic for curcumin and turmeric has doubled in the past two years. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brothers from Pakistan take curcumin from the turmeric root for ZYN drink," 12 Mar. 2018 Evidence about curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been documented since the early 1970s. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Turmeric ingredient could help boost your memory | Miami Herald," 19 Feb. 2018 The data wasn’t enough to move the dial on the Foundation’s rating of curcumin’s potential benefits. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Supplements are a $30 billion racket—here’s what experts actually recommend," 20 Feb. 2018 More than 200 milligrams of curcumin is in every bottle. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brothers from Pakistan take curcumin from the turmeric root for ZYN drink," 12 Mar. 2018 Half received a highly bioavailable curcumin product called Theracurmin and the others received a placebo. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Turmeric ingredient could help boost your memory | Miami Herald," 19 Feb. 2018 One of these is turmeric (curcumin), which is notoriously hard to absorb. Teresa Graedon, The Seattle Times, "Black pepper is rich in benefits," 25 Feb. 2018 And every study on curcumin would say a clinical trial is needed. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Turmeric ingredient could help boost your memory | Miami Herald," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of curcumin

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curcumin

French curcumine, from curcum- (from New Latin Curcuma, the turmeric plant, from Arabic kurkum) + -ine -in entry 1

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curcumin

noun
cur·cu·min | \ˈkər-kyə-mən\

Medical Definition of curcumin 

: an orange-yellow crystalline compound C21H20O6 that constitutes the chief coloring principle of turmeric

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