carotenemia
car·o·te·ne·mi·a (kăr'ə-tə-nēʹmē-ə) n.
The presence of excess carotene in the blood, often resulting in yellowing of the skin.

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also called  xanthosis, carotenodermia , or  artificial jaundice 

      yellow skin discoloration caused by excess blood carotene; it may follow overeating of such carotenoid-rich foods as carrots, sweet potatoes, or oranges.

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