xanthogen

noun
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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History and Etymology for xanthogen

International Scientific Vocabulary xanth- + -gen

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