Meaning of carotenoid


Pronunciation: (ku-rot'n-oid"), [key]
— Biochem. Biochem.
  1. any of a group of red and yellow pigments, chemically similar to carotene, contained in animal fat and some plants.
  1. similar to carotene.
  2. pertaining to carotenoids.
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