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zeaxanthin

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noun ze·a·xan·thin \ˌzē-ə-ˈzan-thən\

Definition of zeaxanthin

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



Origin and Etymology of zeaxanthin

International Scientific Vocabulary zea- (from New Latin Zea) + xanthin carotenoid pigment, from xanth- + 1-in


First Known Use: 1929


Medical Dictionary

zeaxanthin

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noun ze·a·xan·thin \ˌzē-ə-ˈzan-thən\

Medical Definition of zeaxanthin

  1. :  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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