[ kur-kyoo-min ]
/ ˈkɜr kyʊ mɪn /
the compound C21H20O6, a major active ingredient in turmeric and thought to have antioxidant and anticancer properties.
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British Dictionary definitions for curcumin
/ (ˈkɜːkjʊmɪn) /
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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