lycopene definition

  • noun:
    • A red carotenoid pigment, C40H56, discovered chiefly in blood, the reproductive body organs, tomatoes, and palm essential oils.
    • A red carotenoid pigment within tomatoes, various other red vegetables, as well as in animal tissue; there was some evidence it may decrease the possibility of prostate disease.
    • carotenoid which makes tomatoes red; may reduce the risk of prostate cancer tumors

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