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Definition of: carotene

(karə·tēn) noun Biochem.
A deep–yellow or red crystalline hydrocarbon, C40H56, which acts as a plant pigment: it occurs also in various animal tissues, and is changed in the body to vitamin A. Also car′o·tin (-tin): sometimes spelled carrotin. [<L carota carrot]

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beta carotene
alpha carotene
pigment carotene
carotene found
carotene content
carotene color
carotene lycopene

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