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ly•co•pene



Pronunciation: (lī'ku-pēn"), [key]
n. Biochem.
a red crystalline substance, C40H56, that is the main pigment of certain fruits, as the tomato and paprika, and is a precursor to carotene in plant biosynthesis.

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