violaxanthin

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

Definition of violaxanthin

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

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History and Etymology for violaxanthin

New Latin Viola + English xanthin

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“Violaxanthin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/violaxanthin. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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