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xanthene

noun xan·thene \-ˌthēn\

Definition of XANTHENE

1
:  a white crystalline heterocyclic compound C13H10O; also :  an isomer of this that is the parent of the colored forms of the xanthene dyes
2
:  any of various derivatives of xanthene
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First Known Use of XANTHENE

1898
Medical Dictionary

xanthene

noun xan·thene \ˈzan-ˌthēn\

Medical Definition of XANTHENE

1
:  a white crystalline heterocyclic compound C13H10O; also :  an isomer of this that is the parent of the colored forms of the xanthene dyes
2
:  any of various derivatives of xanthene

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