carotenoid[kə rät′'n o̵id′]
any of several red and yellow plant and animal pigments related to and including carotene
- of or like carotene
- of the carotenoids
Any of a class of yellow to red pigments, including the carotenes and the xanthophylls.
Of or relating to such a pigment.
- (organic chemistry) Of, or relating to such a class of pigments.