bixin

noun
bix·​in | \ ˈbik-sən How to pronounce bixin (audio) \

Medical Definition of bixin

: a red-brown carotenoid acid ester C25H30O4 constituting the chief coloring matter of annatto and used similarly

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“Bixin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bixin. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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