from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A red carotenoid pigment, C40H56, found chiefly in blood, the reproductive organs, tomatoes, and palm oils.
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- n. A red carotenoid pigment found in tomatoes, other red vegetables, and in animal tissue; there is some evidence that it may lower the risk of prostate cancer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. carotenoid that makes tomatoes red; may lower the risk of prostate cancer
Alteration of earlier lycopin : New Latin Lycop(ersicon), tomato genus (Greek lukos, wolf + Greek persikon, peach from persikē, peach tree; see peach1) + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)