from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The presence of excess carotene in the blood, often resulting in yellowing of the skin.

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  • n. excess carotene in the blood stream; can cause the skin to turn a pale yellow or red color


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  • Make sure to alternate green and orange ones; too many orange foods can make your kid look orange—that’s called carotenemia.

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  • Excessive consumption of carrots can produce carotenemia, a too yellowed skin tone that looks jaundiced. - Home Page


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