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car·o·tene

n :  any of several orange or red crystalline hydrocarbon pigments (as C40H56) that occur in the chromoplasts of plants and in the fatty tissues of plant-eating animals and are convertible to vitamin A - see BETA-CAROTENE  .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  cor·tin  cre·atine  cre·tin  cro·tin 

 
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