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zeaxanthin

Pronunciation: ze'a-zan'thin

Definition: A carotene found in corn, fruits, seeds, and egg yolk; isomeric with xanthophyll.

Synonym(s): zeaxanthol

[Mod. L. Zea, Indian corn, fr. L. zea, grain + G. xanthos, yellow, + -in]

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