xanthein

xanthein

[zan-thee-in]
noun
the part of the coloring matter in yellow flowers that is soluble in water. Compare xanthin ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1855–60; < French xanthéine, equivalent to Greek xanth(ós) yellow + French -éine, extension of -ine to distinguish it from French xanthine xanthin

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xanthein (ˈzænθɪɪn)
 
n
the soluble part of the yellow pigment that is found in the cell sap of some flowers

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