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Webster 1913 Edition


Xanthophyll

Xan′tho-phyll

,
Noun.
[
Xantho-
+ Gr.
φύλλον
leaf.]
(Bot.)
A yellow coloring matter found in yellow autumn leaves, and also produced artificially from chlorophyll; – formerly called also
phylloxanthin
.

Definition 2021


xanthophyll

xanthophyll

English

Noun

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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