carotenoid

Definitions of carotenoid
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n any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals

Types:
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carotene
yellow or orange-red fat-soluble pigments in plants
lycopene
carotenoid that makes tomatoes red; may lower the risk of prostate cancer
beta-carotene
an isomer of carotene that is found in dark green and dark yellow fruits and vegetables
lutein, xanthophyl, xanthophyll
yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks
zeaxanthin
yellow carotenoid (isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it) that is the main pigment in yellow Indian corn
Type of:
antioxidant
substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
phytochemical
a chemical substance obtained from plants that is biologically active but not nutritive
pigment
dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)

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