Curcumin: A mixture of compounds derived from the curry spice turmeric. Curcumin is sold in the US as a herbal supplement. It has been alleged to have antioxidant, antiviral, antiinflammatory, anticancer, and cholesterol-lowering effects. Curcumin experimentally can correct the defect in cystic fibr...
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Cur'cu·min noun (Chemistry) The coloring principle of turmeric, or curcuma root, extracted as an orange yellow crystalline substance, C 14 H 14 O 4 , with a green fluorescence. » It possesses acid properties a...
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<protein> An ingredient of the spice turmeric. Laboratory studies have suggested that curcurnin inhibits HIV replication by blocking the long-terminal repeat region on HIV's genes. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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• (n.) The coloring principle of turmeric, or curcuma root, extracted as an orange yellow crystalline substance, C14H14O4, with a green fluorescence.
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Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian spice turmeric, which is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). The other two curcuminoids are desmethoxycurcumin and bis-desmethoxycurcumin. The curcuminoids are natural phenols and are responsible for the yellow color of turmeric...
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Curcumin is a colouring matter formed from turmeric dissolved in alcohol.
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Type: Abbreviation Pronunciation: ker′kū-min Definitions: 1. A yellow pigment from roots and pods of Curcuma longa; used to treat liver and bile ailments; found in curry powder; used as an indicator; inhibits 5-lipoxygenase. Synonyms: turmeric yellow
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A yellow pigment of the spice turmeric that is being studied in cancer prevention.
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