A yellow pigment from roots and pods of Curcuma longa; used in liver and bile ailments; found in curry powder; used as an indicator; it inhibits 5-lipoxygenase. SYN: tumeric yellow.

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cur·cu·min (kurґku-min) an orange-yellow crystalline substance, the coloring principle of turmeric.

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