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be·ta car·o·tenealso 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.
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|Noun||1.||beta-carotene - an isomer of carotene that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetables|
carotenoid - any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
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