xanthein

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From French xantheine, apparently arbitrary respelling to distinguish similarly spelled chemicals.

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xanthein (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) The water-soluble part of the yellow carotenoid pigment present in the cell sap of some plants.

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  • Xanthein and similar sounding words have also been used for several different yellow compounds derived from plants.

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