how to pronounce carotene

kɛɹətn

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“… the high levels of beta carotene and …”

meanings of carotene

noun:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.