carotene

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β-Carotene represented by a 3-dimensional stick diagram.

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From car(r)ot +‎ -ene.

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carotene (plural carotenes)

  1. (organic chemistry) A class of tetraterpene plant pigments; they vary in colour from yellow, through orange to red, this colour originating in a chain of alternating single and double bonds.
  2. (organic chemistry) Specifically, a number of isomers of tetraterpene hydrocarbons, C40H56, (especially beta-carotene), present in carrots etc, which are converted into vitamin A in the liver.

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carotene m (plural caroteni)

  1. (organic chemistry) carotene

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