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isoprenoids

Pronunciation: i'so-pren'oydz

Definition: Polymers whose carbon skeletons consist in whole or in large part of isoprene units joined end to end, carotene, lycopene, vitamin A. Vitamins K and E and the coenzyme Q have isoprenoid side chains.

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