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xanthein

[zan-thee-in] /ˈzæn θi ɪn/
noun
1.
the part of the coloring matter in yellow flowers that is soluble in water.
Compare xanthin (def 1).
Origin of xanthein
1855-1860
1855-60; < French xanthéine, equivalent to Greek xanth(ós) yellow + French -éine, extension of -ine to distinguish it from French xanthine xanthin
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British Dictionary definitions for xanthein

xanthein

/ˈzænθɪɪn/
noun
1.
the soluble part of the yellow pigment that is found in the cell sap of some flowers
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