xanthophyll


xan·tho·phyll

noun \ˈzan(t)-thə-ˌfil\

Definition of XANTHOPHYLL

:  any of several yellow to orange carotenoid pigments that are oxygen derivatives of carotenes; especially :  lutein

Origin of XANTHOPHYLL

French xanthophylle, from xanth- + -phylle -phyll
First Known Use: 1838

xan·tho·phyll

noun \ˈzan-thə-ˌfil\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of XANTHOPHYLL

: any of several neutral yellow to orange carotenoid pigments that are oxygen derivatives of carotenes; especially : lutein

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