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Webster 1913 Edition


Xanthin

Xan′thin

,
Noun.
[Gr.
ξανθόσ
yellow.]
1.
same as
xanthine
.
2.
(Chem.)
A yellow insoluble coloring matter extracted from yellow flowers; specifically, the coloring matter of madder.
[Formerly written also
xanthein
.]
3.
(Chem.)
One of the gaseous or volatile decomposition products of the xanthates, and probably identical with carbon disulphide.
[Obs.]

Definition 2021


Xanthin

Xanthin

See also: xanthin

German

Noun

Xanthin n (genitive Xanthins, no plural)

  1. xanthine (group of alkaloids, including caffeine)

xanthin

xanthin

See also: Xanthin

English

Noun

xanthin (plural xanthins)

  1. Alternative spelling of xanthine

Usage notes

  • There is much confusion between this word and xanthein, and they are often interchanged.