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curcumin

Pronunciation: ker'ku-min

Definition: A yellow pigment from roots and pods of Curcuma longa; used to treat liver and bile ailments; found in curry powder; used as an indicator; inhibits 5-lipoxygenase.

Synonym(s): turmeric yellow

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