xanthophyll

noun xan·tho·phyll \ ˈzan(t)-thə-ˌfil \

Definition of xanthophyll

: any of several yellow to orange carotenoid pigments that are oxygen derivatives of carotenes; especially : lutein

Origin and Etymology of xanthophyll

French xanthophylle, from xanth- + -phylle -phyll


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xanthophyll

noun xan·tho·phyll \ ˈzan-thə-ˌfil \

medical Definition of xanthophyll

: any of several neutral yellow to orange carotenoid pigments that are oxygen derivatives of carotenes; especially : lutein

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