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Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
carotene +   
tetraterpenoid +     
acyclic carotene +   
carotenoid +   
One of a class of tetraterpenoids (C40), formally derived from the acyclic parent, psi,psi-carotene by hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, cyclization, oxidation, or combination of these processes. This class includes carotenes, xanthophylls and certain compounds that arise from rearrangement of the skeleton of psi,psi-carotene or by loss of part of this structure. Retinoids are excluded.
cyclic carotene +   
torulene +  

Synonyms
Related Synonyms: carotenes and carotenoids ;   carotenoids
Xrefs: CAS:36-88-4 "ChemIDplus"
Xref Mesh: MESH:D002338

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