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Any of a class of yellow to red pigments, including the carotenes and the xanthophylls.
Of or relating to such a pigment.
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(kəˈrɒtɪˌnɔɪd) or


(Biochemistry) any of a group of red or yellow pigments, including carotenes, found in plants and certain animal tissues
(Biochemistry) of or resembling carotene or a carotenoid
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or ca•rot•i•noid

(kəˈrɒt nˌɔɪd)

1. any of a group of red and yellow pigments, chemically similar to carotene, contained in animal fat and some plants.
2. similar to carotene.
3. pertaining to carotenoids.
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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.)
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In Jun 2018, researchers from the Brain and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Georgia announced that lutein, a carotenoid that was effective in bettering eyesight, can improve the auditory system as well.
Clemson University geneticistKsenija Gasic received a $150,000, three-year grant from the United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund to evaluate the biochemical and molecular regulation of carotenoid accumulation in stone fruits such as peaches, apricots and plums.
Polienic chain system of carotenoid is also seriously posing the susceptibility for oxidative damage and geometrical isomerization frequently caused by light and heat (Boon et al., 2010).
Used as a carotenoid supplement in poultry diets, broccoli stems and leaves meal (BSLM), a no-cost byproduct that has to be hauled to landfills, could be financially advantageous for both producers of conventionally produced or organic eggs.
This article covers genetic testing lifestyle improvements, measurements of carotenoid levels, nutraceutical considerations, in-practice and home evaluations, and novel treatment approaches.
The carotenoid intakes reported in different countries are summarized in Table 4.
For the above reasons, pretreatment methods are considered to be important for the recovery of carotenoid compounds [12], especially lutein and zeaxanthin.
Their unusual colors appear to be produced by their bodies making metabolic modifications to the carotenoid pigments that they consume.
The researchers at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, investigated how young Australians viewed faces in terms of attractiveness, by being able to adjust settings to create the most attractive version of different faces, based on levels of melanin (tanning), or carotenoid coloration which occurs when you consume fruits and vegetables.
Total carotenoid content of fish skin was determined at 30-day intervals.
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