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xanthein

[zan-thee-in]
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noun
  1. the part of the coloring matter in yellow flowers that is soluble in water.Compare xanthin(def 1).
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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

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