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xanthein

[ zan-thee-in ]
/ ˈzæn θi ɪn /
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noun
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 xanthinexanthin
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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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