xanthene

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noun xan·thene \ˈzan-ˌthēn\

Definition of xanthene

  1. 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. 2 :  any of various derivatives of xanthene

First Known Use of xanthene

1898


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xanthene

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noun xan·thene \ˈzan-ˌthēn\

Medical Definition of xanthene

  1. 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. 2:  any of various derivatives of xanthene


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