noun xan·tho·gen \ˈzan(t)thəjə̇n, -ˌjen\

Definition of xanthogen



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

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Origin and Etymology of xanthogen

International Scientific Vocabulary xanth- + -gen

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