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Definition of carotene

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Definition as written by Terry:

A yellow pigment found in many yellow and orange fruits, vegetables and flowers including carrots, squash, cantaloupes, buttercups, and daffodils.

It is associated with fall leaf colors, although present in lesser quantities than xanthophyll

Definition as written by jcangemi:

Any of the three isomeric hydrocarbons based on C40H56 resulting in orange to red coloration in plants. See also Xanthophyll and Anthocyanin.

Definition as written by Margiempv:

A plastid pigment responsible for most of the yellow color of irises.

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