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xanthone

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noun xan·thone \ˈzan-ˌthōn\

Definition of xanthone

  1. :  a ketone C13H8O2 that is the parent of several natural yellow pigments



Origin and Etymology of xanthone

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1894


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xanthone

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noun xan·thone \ˈzan-ˌthōn\

Medical Definition of xanthone

  1. :  a ketone C13H8O2 that is the parent of several natural yellow pigments




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