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xanthic

[ zan-thik ]

adjective

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


xanthic

/ ˈzænθɪk /

adjective

  1. of, containing, or derived from xanthic acid
  2. rare.
    botany having a yellow colour


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Word History and Origins

Origin of xanthic1

From the French word xanthique, dating back to 1810–20. See xantho-, -ic

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Example Sentences

The type of the cyanic series is blue, and that of the xanthic series yellow.

And the end of it was he never againIn a Xanthic Xebec went sailing the main.

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