cryptoxanthin

noun

cryp·​to·​xan·​thin ˌkrip-tə-ˈzan(t)-thən How to pronounce cryptoxanthin (audio)
: a red crystalline carotenoid alcohol C40H55OH that occurs in many plants (as yellow corn and papaya), in blood serum, and in some animal products (as butter and egg yolk) and that is a precursor of vitamin A

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“Cryptoxanthin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cryptoxanthin. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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