from The Century Dictionary.
- noun That part of the yellow coloring matter in flowers which is soluble in water, as distinguished from
xanthin, which is the insoluble part.
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- noun chemistry The water-soluble part of the yellow
carotenoidpigment present in the cell sapof some plants.
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From French xantheine, apparently arbitrary respelling to distinguish similarly spelled chemicals.
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