Definition of Carotin

1. Noun. An orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver.

Exact synonyms: Carotene, Provitamin A
Specialized synonyms: Beta-carotene
Generic synonyms: Provitamin

Definition of Carotin

1. n. A red crystallizable tasteless substance, extracted from the carrot.

Definition of Carotin

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

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Definition of Carotin

1. carotene [n -S] - See also: carotene

Medical Definition of Carotin

1. Hydrocarbon carotenoids usually with 9 conjugated double bonds. _ carotene is the precursor of Vitamin A, each molecule giving rise to two Vitamin A molecules. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carotin

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Literary usage of Carotin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"With regard to the physiological significance of carotin, the work of Tammes and Kohl * shows that carotin absorbs certain rays of radiant energy which can ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"H more than carotin ; and a» they are colourless in the early stages of thru growth, Husemann considers it probable that they at first contain only ..."

3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1866)
"carotin. = C*>HM,02? WACKENRODER. Mag. Pharm. 33,; abstr. ... and the precipitate of carotin, hydro- carotin, and other substances (principally vegetable ..."

4. Elements of Chemistry: For the Use of Colleges, Academies, and Schools by Victor Regnault (1853)
"carotin, the red-colouring matter of carrots, is extracted by diluting carrot-juice with 4 or 5 times its volume of water, and then adding sulphuric acid, ..."

5. Carotinoids and Related Pigments: The Chromolipoids by Leroy Sheldon Palmer (1922)
"Arnaud found the bleaching of carotin noticed by Husemann to be an oxidation, analyses which ... The rapid bleaching of carotin solutions was also noticed; ..."

6. Botanical Microtechnique: A Hand-book of Methods for the Preparation by A[lbrecht] Zimmermann (1893)
"/J. carotin, Chlorophyll-yellow. 170. carotin was first prepared from the roots of ... contain no yellow or yellowish-red coloring matter except carotin. ..."

7. Pigments of Flowering Plants by Nellie Antoinette Wakeman (1913)
"PIGMENTS REFERABLE TO HYDROCARBONS OF THE FORMULA OF SATURATION CnH2n-24. Falling under this degree of saturation are the isomeric carotin and lycopin, ..."

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