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The presence of excess carotene in the blood, often resulting in yellowing of the skin.
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Noun1.carotenemia - excess carotene in the blood stream; can cause the skin to turn a pale yellow or red color
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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An excess of beta-carotene in the blood will cause skin - usually the palms of hands and soles of the feet - to turn an orangeyellow colour - a condition called carotenaemia.