noun vi·o·la·xanthin \vī¦ōlə, ¦vīələ+\

Definition of violaxanthin

  1. :  an orange to red crystalline carotenoid pigment C40H56O4 obtained from yellow pansies and many other plants :  zeaxanthin di-epoxide

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Origin and Etymology of violaxanthin

New Latin Viola + English xanthin

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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