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carotene


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carotene 
  n  1:  an  orange  isomer  of  an  unsaturated  hydrocarbon  found  in  many 
  plants;  is  converted  into  vitamin  A  in  the  liver  [syn:  {provitamin 
  A},  {carotin}] 
  2:  yellow  or  orange-red  fat-soluble  pigments  in  plants 




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