canthaxanthin

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can·tha·xan·thin

 (kăn′thə-zăn′thĭn)
n.
A red carotenoid pigment, C40H52O2, produced by certain microorganisms and found in some mushrooms, crustaceans, and fish. It is used in animal feed to impart color and as a dietary supplement for its antioxidant properties.

[From New Latin Cantharellus, genus name of the chanterelle, from which the pigment was first extracted (from New Latin cantharellus, diminutive of Latin cantharus, cup; see chanterelle) + xanth(o)- + -in.]

canthaxanthin

(ˌkænθəˈzænθɪn)
n
an orange carotenoid, C40H52O2, that is put in feed for poultry and feed for farmed salmon and trout