beta carotene

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be·ta car·o·tene

also be·ta-car·o·tene  (bā′tə-kăr′ə-tēn′, bē′-)
The isomeric form of carotene that is most widely distributed in nature and is efficiently converted to vitamin A by the body.

be′ta car′otene

the most abundant of various isomers of carotene, C40H56, that can be converted by the body to vitamin A.

be·ta carotene

A form of carotene widely found in plants and animals. Beta carotene is most efficiently converted to vitamin A in the liver.
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