Medical Dictionary


noun xan·thene \ˈzan-ˌthēn\

Medical Definition of XANTHENE

:  a white crystalline heterocyclic compound C13H10O; also :  an isomer of this that is the parent of the colored forms of the xanthene dyes
:  any of various derivatives of xanthene


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