curcumin

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cur·cu·min

 (kûr′kyə-mən)
n.
A phytochemical found in turmeric and other species in the genus Curcuma that is used in alternative medicine and is purported to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.

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curcumin

(ˈkɜːkjʊmɪn)
n
(Botany) a yellow pigment, derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa, and the main active ingrediant of turmeric. It is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties
[C20: from curcuma]
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