Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

beta carotene

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun Biochemistry.
  1. the most abundant of various isomers of carotene, C40H56, that can be converted by the body to vitamin A.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for betacarotene

betacarotene

noun
  1. the most important form of the plant pigment carotene, which occurs in milk, vegetables, and other foods and, when eaten by man and animals, is converted in the body to vitamin A
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012