fucoxanthin

noun
fu·​co·​xan·​thin | \ ˌfyü-kō-ˈzan-thən How to pronounce fucoxanthin (audio) \

Definition of fucoxanthin

: a brown carotenoid pigment C40H60O6 occurring especially in the chloroplasts of brown algae

Examples of fucoxanthin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This ingredient is enriched with fucoxanthin, the active ingredient, and is the component responsible for its weight loss benefits. Daily Health Reports, Chron, 4 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of fucoxanthin

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Fucoxanthin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fucoxanthin. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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