xanthophyll

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Etymology[edit]

From xantho- (from Ancient Greek ξανθός (ksanthós, yellow)) + -phyll (from φύλλος (phúllos, leaf)).

Noun[edit]

xanthophyll (countable and uncountable, plural xanthophylls)

  1. (organic chemistry, countable) Any of various hydroxy, carbonyl or carboxylic acid derivatives of carotenes.
  2. (organic chemistry, uncountable) Alternative name for lutein.

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