fu·​co·​xan·​thin ˌfyü-kō-ˈzan-thən How to pronounce fucoxanthin (audio)
: 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 contains a compound known as fucoxanthin, which has become widely discussed over the last few years. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 2 June 2023 With that in mind, the makers of Ikaria Lean Belly Juice added multiple antioxidants to their formula, including a trio of resveratrol, EGCG, and fucoxanthin. James Robinson, Discover Magazine, 8 Dec. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fucoxanthin was in 1873

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“Fucoxanthin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fucoxanthin. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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