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Xanthic

Xan′thic

,
Adj.
[Gr.
ξανθόσ
yellow: cf. F.
xanthique
.]
1.
Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc.
2.
(Chem.)
(a)
Possessing, imparting, or producing a yellow color;
as,
xanthic
acid
.
(b)
Of or pertaining to xanthic acid, or its compounds; xanthogenic.
(c)
Of or pertaining to xanthin.
Xanthic acid
(Chem.)
,
a heavy, astringent, colorless oil,
C2H5O.CS.SH
, having a pungent odor. It is produced by leading carbon disulphide into a hot alcoholic solution of potassium hydroxide. So called from the yellow color of many of its salts. Called also
xanthogenic acid
.
Xanthic colors
(Bot.)
,
those colors (of flowers) having some tinge of yellow; – opposed to
cyanic colors
. See under
Cyanic
.

Definition 2021


xanthic

xanthic

English

Adjective

xanthic (not comparable)

  1. Of a yellowish colour.

Derived terms

See also

  • Appendix:Colors