fucoxanthin

noun

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

Example Sentences

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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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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Cite this Entry

“Fucoxanthin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fucoxanthin. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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