xanthein

[ zan-thee-in ]
/ ˈzæn θi ɪn /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. xanth-,
  2. xanthan,
  3. xanthan gum,
  4. xanthate,
  5. xanthe,
  6. xanthelasma,
  7. xanthemia,
  8. xanthene,
  9. xanthene dye,
  10. xanthian

Origin of xanthein

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

the soluble part of the yellow pigment that is found in the cell sap of some flowers
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