curcumin

noun
cur·​cu·​min | \ ˈkər-kyə-mən How to pronounce curcumin (audio) \

Definition of curcumin

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

Examples of curcumin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Turmeric's active ingredient is curcumin, which gives the spice its golden color and has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 14 Dec. 2021 Turmeric is a spice that gives curry its yellow hue and possesses the active ingredient curcumin. Samantha Hunter, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 July 2021 Coconut milk powder offers the brain healthy fats while ginger and black pepper support digestion—when combined, the three ingredients activate the curcumin in turmeric for maximum absorption. Anna Haines, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Turmeric grown within the region is known to have strong characteristics in flavor, color and curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) content. Daphne Ewing-chow, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Neither turmeric nor curcumin have been consistently linked to major health issues. Angela Watson, chicagotribune.com, 19 Mar. 2021 Turmeric and curcumin may provide significant pain relief. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 22 Apr. 2021 Turmeric contains curcumin, which may help fight a common acne-causing bacterium and is known to reduce scarring. Sydney Poe, chicagotribune.com, 4 Apr. 2021 In India, turmeric had been aromatic and intense; here, it was being touted as a healing superfood, mostly due to its high levels of curcumin. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of curcumin was in 1850

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27 Dec 2021

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“Curcumin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curcumin. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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curcumin

noun
cur·​cu·​min | \ ˈkər-kyə-mən How to pronounce curcumin (audio) \

Medical Definition of curcumin

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

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