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ca·rot·e·noid

 (kə-rŏt′n-oid′)
n.
Any of a class of yellow to red pigments, including the carotenes and the xanthophylls.
adj.
Of or relating to such a pigment.

carotenoid

(kəˈrɒtɪˌnɔɪd) or

carotinoid

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

ca•rot•e•noid

or ca•rot•i•noid

(kəˈrɒt nˌɔɪd)

n.
1. any of a group of red and yellow pigments, chemically similar to carotene, contained in animal fat and some plants.
adj.
2. similar to carotene.
3. pertaining to carotenoids.
[1910–15]
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.)
Translations
carotenoide

carotenoid

n carotenoide m
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