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lycopenemia

Pronunciation: li'ko-pe-ne'me-a

Definition: A condition in which there is a high concentration of lycopene in the blood, producing carotenoidlike yellowish pigmentation of the skin; found in people who consume excessive amounts of tomatoes or tomato juice, or fruits and berries containing lycopene.

[lycopene + G. haima, blood]

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