xanthone

noun
xan·​thone | \ˈzan-ˌthōn \

Definition of xanthone 

: a ketone C13H8O2 that is the parent of several natural yellow pigments

First Known Use of xanthone

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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xanthone

noun
xan·​thone | \ˈzan-ˌthōn \

Medical Definition of xanthone 

: a ketone C13H8O2 that is the parent of several natural yellow pigments

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