Beta-carotene

beta carotene

noun Biochemistry.
the most abundant of various isomers of carotene, C 40 H 56 , that can be converted by the body to vitamin A.
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beta carotene n.
An isomer of carotene.

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beta-carotene   (bā'tə-kār'ə-tēn')  Pronunciation Key 
An isomer of carotene widely found in plants and animals that is converted to vitamin A primarily in the liver. See more at carotene.
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