the most abundant of various isomers of carotene, C40H56, that can be converted by the body to vitamin A.
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Science definitions for beta-carotene
[ bā′tə-kăr′ə-tēn′ ]
A phytochemical that is an isomer of carotene found in dark green and yellow fruits and vegetables and that is converted to vitamin A, primarily in the liver. See more at carotene.
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