curcumin

[ kur-kyoo-min ]
/ ˈkɜr kyʊ mɪn /

noun

the compound C21H20O6, a major active ingredient in turmeric and thought to have antioxidant and anticancer properties.

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Origin of curcumin

1850–60; <curcum(a) + New Latin -ina -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for curcumin

curcumin
/ (ˈkɜːkjʊmɪn) /

noun

a yellow pigment, derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa, and the main active ingrediant of turmeric. It is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties

Word Origin for curcumin

C20: from curcuma
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