zeaxanthin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin Zea ‎(genus name of Indian corn) + xanthin.

Noun[edit]

zeaxanthin ‎(countable and uncountable, plural zeaxanthins)

  1. (organic chemistry) A yellow crystalline carotenoid alcohol that occurs widely with lutein, with which it is isomeric, and is the chief pigment of maize.

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