xanthone

noun
xan·​thone | \ ˈzan-ˌthōn How to pronounce xanthone (audio) \

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

History and Etymology for xanthone

probably borrowed from German Xanthon, from xanth- (in Xanthen xanthene) + -on -one

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The first known use of xanthone was circa 1894

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“Xanthone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xanthone. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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xanthone

noun
xan·​thone | \ ˈzan-ˌthōn How to pronounce xanthone (audio) \

Medical Definition of xanthone

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

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