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xanthin

[zan-thin] /ˈzæn θɪn/
noun
1.
the part of the coloring matter in yellow flowers that is insoluble in water.
Compare xanthein.
2.
a yellow coloring matter in madder.
Origin of xanthin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French xanthine or < German Xanthin. See xantho-, -in2
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xanthin

/ˈzænθɪn/
noun
1.
any of a group of yellow or orange carotene derivatives that occur in the fruit and flowers of certain plants
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