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zeaxanthin

noun ze·a·xan·thin \ˌzē-ə-ˈzan-thən\

Definition of ZEAXANTHIN

:  an isomer of lutein occurring especially in fruits and vegetables (as spinach and corn)

Origin of ZEAXANTHIN

International Scientific Vocabulary zea- (from New Latin Zea) + xanthin carotenoid pigment, from xanth- + 1-in
First Known Use: 1929

zeaxanthin

noun ze·a·xan·thin \ˌzē-ə-ˈzan-thən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ZEAXANTHIN

:  a yellow crystalline carotenoid alcohol C40H56O2 that is isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it and that is the chief pigment of yellow Indian corn

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