xanthene

noun xan·thene \ ˈzan-ˌthēn \

Definition of xanthene

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

First Known Use of xanthene

1898

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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xanthene

noun xan·thene \ ˈzan-ˌthēn \

medical Definition of xanthene

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

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