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Achiote (Bixa orellana) is a shrub or small tree from the tropical region of the Americas. The name derives from the Nahuatl word for the shrub, achiotl. It is also known as Aploppas, and its original Tupi name urucu. It is cultivated there and in Southeast Asia, where it was introduced by the Spanish in the 17th century. It is best known as the source of the natural pigment annatto, produced from the fruit. The plant bears pink flowers and bright red spiny fruits which contain red seeds. The fruits dry and harden to brown capsules Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Wikipedia

Basic Part Properties

Part Display Name
Annatto seed (Bixa orellana)
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
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Construct for LOINC Short Name
Annatto seed

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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 胭脂树种子
Synonyms: 胭脂树籽
fr-CA French (Canada) Bixa orellana graines
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Värvibiksa seeme
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Semillas de Bixa orellana
it-IT Italian (Italy) Bixa orellana, seme
Synonyms: Seme di annatto (Bixa orellana)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Bixa orellana seed
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Bixa orellana семя
Synonyms: Бикса орельяна (Bixa orellana);Аннато семя
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Bixa orellana seed
Synonyms: orleaanboomzaad
fr-BE French (Belgium) Bixa orellana graines