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A red carotenoid pigment, C40H56, found in plants such as tomatoes, watermelons, and papayas, and present in the blood and certain tissues of animals. It is used as a food coloring.
(Biochemistry) an acyclic carotenoid occuring in tomatoes and some other ripe fruit as a red pigment. As an antioxidant its consumption can reduce the risk of some cancers
a carotenoid red pigment that is abundant in various ripe fruits, as the tomato.
[1925–30; earlier lycopin < New Latin Lycop(ersicon) tomato genus]
n. licopina, pigmento vegetal muy abundante en tomates y zanahorias.