- a combining form meaning “yellow,” used in the formation of compound words: xanthophyll.
Also especially before a vowel, xanth-.
Origin of xantho-
combining form of Greek xanthós yellow
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before a vowel xanth-
- indicating yellowxanthophyll
from Greek xanthos yellow