Lycopene



[lahy-kuh-peen] /ˈlaɪ kəˌpin/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a red crystalline substance, C 40 H 56 , that is the main pigment of certain fruits, as the tomato and paprika, and is a precursor to carotene in plant biosynthesis.
/ˈlaɪkəˌpiːn/
noun
1.
an acyclic carotenoid occuring in tomatoes and some other ripe fruit as a red pigment. As an antioxidant its consumption can reduce the risk of some cancers

lycopene ly·co·pene (lī’kə-pēn’)
n.
The red pigment of the tomato that is considered chemically to be the parent substance from which all natural carotenoid pigments are derived.
lycopene
(lī’kə-pēn’)
A red carotenoid found chiefly in blood, the reproductive organs, tomatoes, and palm oils. It is an antioxidant and is the parent substance from which all natural carotenoids are derived. Chemical formula: C40H56.

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