xanthogen

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary xanth- + -gen

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“Xanthogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xanthogen. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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