cur cumin


the compound C 21 H 20 O 6 , a major active ingredient in turmeric and thought to have antioxidant and anticancer properties.

1850–60; < curcum(a) + Neo-Latin -ina -in2 Unabridged
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curcumin (ˈkɜːkjʊmɪn)
a yellow pigment, derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa, and the main active ingrediant of turmeric. It is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties
[C20: from curcuma]

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