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xanthein

[ zan-thee-in ]

noun

  1. the part of the coloring matter in yellow flowers that is soluble in water. Compare xanthin ( def 1 ).


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of xanthein1

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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