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Bixin

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Bixin

a monomethyl ester of a 24-carbon branched unsaturated dicarboxylic acid; a carotenoid (a carotene-dioic acid); the orange-red colouring matter from seeds of Bixa orellana; the ethyl ester is used as a food and drug colourant.

See: annotto.