xanthein
Xanthin Xan"thin, n. [Gr. xanqo`s yellow.] 1. same as {xanthine}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) A yellow insoluble coloring matter extracted from yellow flowers; specifically, the coloring matter of madder. [Formerly written also {xanthein}.] [1913 Webster]

3. (Chem.) One of the gaseous or volatile decomposition products of the xanthates, and probably identical with carbon disulphide. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • xanthein — [zan′thē in] n. [Fr xanthéine, arbitrarily differentiated from xanthine,XANTHINE] the water soluble part of the yellow pigment present in the cell sap of some plants …   English World dictionary

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  • xanthein — noun The water soluble part of the yellow carotenoid pigment present in the cell sap of some plants. Syn: xanthin, xanthine …   Wiktionary

  • xanthein — n. part of the yellow coloring in flowers (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • xanthein — /ˈzænθiən/ (say zantheeuhn) noun that part of the yellow colouring matter in yellow flowers soluble in water. Compare xanthin (def. 1). {French xanthéine, from xanth yellow + éine, to distinguish it from xanthine xanthin} …   Australian English dictionary

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