ca•rot•e•noidPronunciation: (ku-rot'n-oid"), [key] Biochem.
any of a group of red and yellow pigments, chemically similar to carotene, contained in animal fat and some plants.
similar to carotene.
pertaining to carotenoids. Also,ca•rot'i•noid".
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