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Xanthogen

Xan′tho-gen

,
Noun.
[
Xantho-
+
-gen
.]
(Chem.)
(a)
The hypothetical radical supposed to be characteristic of xanthic acid.
[Archaic]
(b)
Persulphocyanogen.
[R.]

Definition 2021


xanthogen

xanthogen

English

Noun

xanthogen (plural xanthogens)

  1. (chemistry, dated) Formerly, a hypothetical radical supposed to be characteristic of xanthic acid.