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Words nearby xanth-
WORDS THAT USE XANTH-
What does xanth- mean?
Xanth- comes from the Greek xanthós, meaning “yellow.” Xanthan gum is a substance with a variety of applications, including as a food additive. It is a substance exuded by colonies of the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris. The name of the genus, Xanthomonas, comes from the Greek xanthós (“yellow”) and monas (“entity”), a reference to the yellow color of the bacteria colonies.
Xanth- is a variant of xantho-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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Examples of xanth-
One example of a term from medicine that features the combining form xanth– is xanthopsia, an eye condition that causes objects to appear yellow.
The first part of the word, xanth-, means “yellow.” So, what about -opsia? The combining form -opsia denotes “a condition of sight or the visual organs.” Xanthopsia has a literal sense of “seeing yellow.”
What are some words that use the combining form xanth-?
- xanthic (using the equivalent form of xanth– in French)
- xanthine (using the equivalent form of xanth– in French)
What are some other forms that xanth- may be commonly confused with?