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Any of a class of yellow to red pigments, including the carotenes and the xanthophylls.
Of or relating to such a pigment.


(kəˈrɒtɪˌnɔɪd) or


(Biochemistry) any of a group of red or yellow pigments, including carotenes, found in plants and certain animal tissues
(Biochemistry) of or resembling carotene or a carotenoid


or ca•rot•i•noid

(kəˈrɒt nˌɔɪd)

1. any of a group of red and yellow pigments, chemically similar to carotene, contained in animal fat and some plants.
2. similar to carotene.
3. pertaining to carotenoids.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carotenoid - any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
carotene - yellow or orange-red fat-soluble pigments in plants
lycopene - carotenoid that makes tomatoes red; may lower the risk of prostate cancer
beta-carotene - an isomer of carotene that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetables
lutein, xanthophyl, xanthophyll - yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks
zeaxanthin - yellow carotenoid (isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it) that is the main pigment in yellow Indian corn
antioxidant - substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
phytochemical - a chemical substance obtained from plants that is biologically active but not nutritive
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)


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4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The carotenoids market has grown exponentially in the last few years and this trend is projected to continue.
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The 2015 carotenoids market report segmented on the basis of application, source, and type, covering data and information on their size, forecasts a value of $1,428.
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The symposium will bring together leading scientific experts from across the world to present and discuss the latest advances in the carotenoids field, including their role in supporting human health and wellbeing.
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Presentations at the first Macular Carotenoids Conference, held at Cambridge University in July 2011, have been fleshed out and updated for this volume.
com)-- Carotenoids are the organic pigments naturally occurring in plants and have been used for food colorings with beta- carotene for a long time.
The starch beadlets are initially available for the carotenoids lycopene, beta-carotene and lutein, and also for vitamin D and vitamin A-acetate.
Carotenoids produce most of the bright red, orange, and yellow colors in bird plumages (Brush 1981, Stradi 1998, McGraw 2006).