xanthophyll

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From xantho- (from Ancient Greek ξανθός (xanthós, yellow)) + -phyll (from φύλλον (phúllon, 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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