carotene vs carotin what difference

what is difference between carotene and carotin

English

Etymology

From car(r)ot +‎ -ene.

Noun

carotene (countable and uncountable, plural carotenes)

  1. (organic chemistry) A class of tetraterpene plant pigments; they vary in colour from yellow, through orange to red, this colour originating in a chain of alternating single and double bonds.
  2. (organic chemistry) Specifically, a number of isomers of tetraterpene hydrocarbons, C40H56, (especially beta-carotene), present in carrots etc, which are converted into vitamin A in the liver.

Synonyms

  • E160 (when used as a food colouring)

Related terms

  • carotenoid

Translations


Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka.roˈtɛ.ne/

Noun

carotene m (plural caroteni)

  1. (organic chemistry) carotene

Further reading

  • carotene in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams

  • coeterna


English

Noun

carotin (plural carotins)

  1. (organic chemistry) A red crystallizable tasteless substance extracted from the carrot.

Anagrams

  • C-ration, Cortina, Nicotra, anticor, cortina, nicator

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