Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of several substances, so named with reference to their color. (
  • noun A simplified spelling of xanthine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun same as xanthine.
  • noun (Chem.) A yellow insoluble coloring matter extracted from yellow flowers; specifically, the coloring matter of madder.
  • noun (Chem.), obsolete One of the gaseous or volatile decomposition products of the xanthates, and probably identical with carbon disulphide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of xanthine.

Etymologies

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From German Xanthin ("xanthine")

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