myxoxanthin

noun
myxo·xanthin | \ ˌmiksə+ \

Definition of myxoxanthin 

: a violet crystalline carotenoid ketone C40H54O that occurs in blue-green algae and is a provitamin A

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History and Etymology for myxoxanthin

myx- + xanthin

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