xan·​tho·​gen | \ ˈzan(t)thəjə̇n, -ˌjen \
plural -s

Definition of xanthogen

: either of two univalent radicals:
a : the radical C2H5OCSS− derived from xanthic acid (see xanthic acid sense 1a)
b : the radical HOCSS− derived from xanthic acid (see xanthic acid sense 2)

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International Scientific Vocabulary xanth- + -gen

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“Xanthogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xanthogen. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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