carotin


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carotene

, carotin
any of four orange-red isomers of an unsaturated hydrocarbon present in many plants (β-carotene is the orange pigment of carrots) and converted to vitamin A in the liver. Formula: C40H56

carotin

[′kar·ə‚tin]
(biochemistry)