phylloxanthin
Xanthophyll Xan"tho*phyll, n. [Xantho- + Gr. fy`llon leaf.] (Bot.) A yellow coloring matter found in yellow autumn leaves, and also produced artificially from chlorophyll; -- formerly called also {phylloxanthin}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Phylloxanthin — Phyl lo*xan thin, n. [Phyllo + Gr. ? yellow.] (Bot.) A yellow coloring matter extracted from chlorophyll. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phylloxanthin — noun The former name for xanthophylls …   Wiktionary

  • Xanthophyll — Xan tho*phyll, n. [Xantho + Gr. fy llon leaf.] (Bot.) A yellow coloring matter found in yellow autumn leaves, and also produced artificially from chlorophyll; formerly called also {phylloxanthin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • xanthophyll — noun a) Any of various hydroxy, carbonyl or carboxylic acid derivatives of carotenes. b) Alternative name for lutein. Syn: phylloxanthin, lutein …   Wiktionary

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