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car•o•tene



Pronunciation: (kar'u-tēn"), [key]
n.
any of three yellow or orange fat-soluble pigments having the formula C40H56, found in many plants, esp. carrots, and transformed to vitamin A in the liver; provitamin A. Also,carotin.

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carom ballcarotenoid
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