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 (ä′chē-ō′tē, -tĕ)

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl achiotl.]
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(ˌætʃɪˈəʊtɪ; ˌætʃɪˈəʊteɪ)
(Plants) another name for annatto
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Panseri, "Secondary metabolite profile, antioxidant capacity, and mosquito repellent activity of Bixa orellana from Brazilian Amazon region," Journal of Chemistry, vol.
The seeds of Bixa orellana L., a native shrub from tropical America, are a rich source of antioxidant carotenoid pigments that are largely used by the food coloring industry.
Isolation and purification of RNA from tissues rich in polyphenols, polysaccharides, and pigments of annatto (Bixa orellana L.).
Analgesic and hypoglycemic activities of Bixa orellana, Kyllinga monocephala and Luffa acutangula.
He recalls his father using annatto (Bixa orellana) to dye the clothes of Vaishnav ascetics a traditional orange-yellow, and he also reminisces about making his own toys from discarded bamboo sticks and clay.
A total of 250 aid packages containing staple food items were delivered to the people in need with the help of a Turkish school teacher, Nicolas Bixa.
Efeito do urucum (Bixa orellana) na alteracao de caracteristicas de ovos de galinhas poedeiras.
Tambien se han mencionado para el genero otros nombres tupi-guarani como "mira tinga" (Tastevin, 1923); "urukura" (Bertoni, 1940), este ultimo se puede traducir como "similar al urucu", haciendo referencia a la semejanza de sus frutos con los de Bixa orellana L.
Annatto, a carotenoid, is extracted from the seeds of Bixa orellana trees grown in tropical regions on several continents.