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xanthophyll

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noun xan·tho·phyll \ˈzan(t)-thə-ˌfil\

Definition of xanthophyll

  1. :  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


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xanthophyll

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noun xan·tho·phyll \ˈzan-thə-ˌfil\

Medical Definition of xanthophyll

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




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