from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Yellow: xanthine.
  • Xanthic acid: xanthate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • yellow
  • derivative of xanthic acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A combining form from Gr. xanqo`s yellow; as in xanthocobaltic salts. Used also adjectively in chemistry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of brachyurous crustaceans, of the family Cancridæ, with numerous species. Also Xanthus.


Greek, yellow, from xanthos.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ξανθός (ksanthos, "yellow"). (Wiktionary)


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