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Pronunciation: kar′ō-te-nē′mē-ă

Definition: Carotene in the blood, especially pertaining to increased quantities, which sometimes cause a pale yellow-red pigmentation of the skin that may resemble icterus.

Synonym(s): carotinemia, xanthemia

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