what is difference between carotene and carotin
From car(r)ot + -ene.
carotene (countable and uncountable, plural carotenes)
- (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.
- (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.
- E160 (when used as a food colouring)
- IPA(key): /ka.roˈtɛ.ne/
carotene m (plural caroteni)
- (organic chemistry) carotene
- carotene in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana
carotin (plural carotins)
- (organic chemistry) A red crystallizable tasteless substance extracted from the carrot.
- C-ration, Cortina, Nicotra, anticor, cortina, nicator
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