Fucoxanthin definition

fyo͝okō-zănthĭn
A brown carotenoid pigment, C40 H60 O6 , found in brown algae and chrysophytes.
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A brown or olive-green carotenoid pigment, C40 H60 O6 , found in brown algae.
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(organic chemistry) A carotenoid pigment found in the chloroplasts of brown algae.
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Origin of fucoxanthin

  • fuc(us) xanth(o)– –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition