variants: or xantho-

Definition of xanth-

1 : yellow xanthoma xanthelasma xanthoderma
2 : xanthic acid xanthate
3 : yellow or yellowish and ammoniacal in names of salts of cobalt xanthocobaltic chloride

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History and Etymology for xanth-

New Latin, from Greek, from xanthos; perhaps akin to Old High German hasan gray

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“Xanth-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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