Canthaxanthin meaning

kăn'thə-zăn'thĭn
A red carotenoid pigment, C40 H52 O2 , produced by certain microorganisms and found in some mushrooms, crustaceans, and fish. It is used in animal feed to impart color and as a dietary supplement for its antioxidant properties.
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A red carotenoid pigment, C40 H52 O2 , produced by certain microorganisms and found in some mushrooms, crustaceans, and fish. It is used in animal feed to impart color and as a dietary supplement for its antioxidant properties.
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Origin of canthaxanthin

  • From New Latin Cantharellus genus name of the chanterelle, from which the pigment was first extracted (from New Latin cantharellus) (diminutive of Latin cantharus cup chanterelle) xanth(o)– –in
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition