xanthic

[zan-thik]
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adjective

of or relating to a yellow or yellowish color.
Chemistry. of or derived from xanthine or xanthic acid.

Origin of xanthic

From the French word xanthique, dating back to 1810–20. See xantho-, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for xanthic

xanthic

adjective

of, containing, or derived from xanthic acid
botany rare having a yellow colour
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Word Origin and History for xanthic
adj.

1817, from French xanthique, from Greek xanthos "yellow" (see xanthous).

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Medicine definitions for xanthic

xanthic

[zănthĭk]

adj.

Having a yellow or yellowish color.
Of or relating to xanthine.
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