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car·o·tene

 (kăr′ə-tēn′) also car·o·tin (-tĭn)
n.
An orange-yellow to red crystalline pigment, C40H56, found in animal tissue and certain plants, such as carrots and squash. It exists in several isomeric forms and is converted to vitamin A in the liver.

[German Karotin, from Latin carōta, carrot; see carrot.]

carotene

(ˈkærəˌtiːn) or

carotin

n
(Biochemistry) any of four orange-red isomers of an unsaturated hydrocarbon present in many plants (β-carotene is the orange pigment of carrots) and converted to vitamin A in the liver. Formula: C40H56
[C19 carotin, from Latin carōta carrot; see -ene]

car•o•tene

(ˈkær əˌtin)

also car•o•tin

(-tɪn)

n.
any of three yellow or orange fat-soluble pigments having the formula C40H56, found in many plants, esp. carrots, and transformed into vitamin A in the liver; provitamin A.
[1860–65; < Late Latin carōt(a) carrot + -ene]

car·o·tene

(kăr′ə-tēn′)
An organic compound that occurs as an orange-yellow to red pigment in many plants and in animal tissue. In animals, it is converted to vitamin A by the liver. Carotenes give plants such as carrots, pumpkins, and dandelions their characteristic color.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carotene - an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver
beta-carotene - an isomer of carotene that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetables
provitamin - vitamin precursor; a substance that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues
2.carotene - yellow or orange-red fat-soluble pigments in plants
carotenoid - any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
Translations
karoteen

carotene

[ˈkærətiːn] Ncaroteno m

carotene

nKarotin nt

car·o·tene

n. caroteno, pigmento amarillo rojizo presente en vegetales que se convierte en vitamina A en el cuerpo.

carotene

n caroteno
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