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carotenoid

 [kah-rot´ĕ-noid]
1. any member of a group of red, orange, or yellow pigmented lipids found in carrots, sweet potatoes, green leaves, and some animal tissues; examples are the carotenes, lycopene, and xanthophyll.
2. marked by yellow color.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ca·rot·e·noid

(ka-rot'e-noyd),
1. Resembling carotene; having a yellow color.
2. One of the carotenoids.
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carotenoid

(kə-rŏt′n-oid′)
n.
Any of a class of yellow to red pigments, including the carotenes and the xanthophylls.
adj.
Of or relating to such a pigment.
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carotenoid

Any of a family of nutrients that are precursors of vitamin A and have antioxidant activity. While beta carotene1 is the best known of the group, long assumed to be responsible for the reduction of strokes, cardiovascular disease and cancersm 600 carotenoids have been identified. 40 are common in fruits and vegetables with the highest concentration in tomato juice, followed by kale, collard greens, spinach, sweet potato, chard, watermelon, carrots and pumpkin; high carotenoid consumption is associated with a decreased incidence of bladder, colon, lung and skin cancers, as well as growth of cancer cells in general.
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carotenoid

Nutrition A vitamin A precursor with antioxidant activity; although beta carotene is the best known of the group, 600 carotenoids have been identified; 40 are common in fruits and vegetables; high carotenoid consumption is associated with ↓ risk of bladder, colon, lung, skin CAs and growth of CA cells. See Beta carotene, Vitamin A.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ca·rot·e·noid

(kă-rot'ĕ-noyd)
1. Resembling carotene; having a yellow color.
2. One of the carotenoids.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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