lycopene

noun ly·co·pene \ ˈlī-kə-ˌpēn \

Definition of lycopene

:a carotenoid pigment C40H56 that is the red coloring matter of the tomato

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Origin and Etymology of lycopene

International Scientific Vocabulary lycop- (from New Latin Lycopersicon, genus of herbs) + -ene


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lycopene

noun ly·co·pene \ ˈlī-kə-ˌpēn \

medical Definition of lycopene

:a red pigment C40H56 isomeric with carotene that occurs in many ripe fruits (as the tomato)

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