curcumin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Translingual Curcuma, from Arabic كُرْكُم (kurkum, turmeric) +‎ -in.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɜː(ɹ)kjəmɪn/

Noun[edit]

curcumin (countable and uncountable, plural curcumins)

  1. (chemistry) a polyphenol; the active ingredient of the spice turmeric

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