Meaning of carotene


Pronunciation: (kar'u-tēn"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of three yellow or orange fat-soluble pigments having the formula CH, found in many plants, esp. carrots, and transformed to vitamin A in the liver; provitamin A.
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