zeaxanthin

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noun ze·a·xan·thin \ˌzē-ə-ˈzan-thən\

Definition of zeaxanthin

  1. :  a yellow crystalline carotenoid alcohol C40H56O2 that is isomeric with lutein and occurs especially in fruits and vegetables (such as kiwifruit and spinach) and egg yolks

Origin and Etymology of zeaxanthin

International Scientific Vocabulary zea- (from New Latin Zea) + xanthin carotenoid pigment, from xanth- + 1-in


First Known Use: 1929


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zeaxanthin

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noun ze·a·xan·thin \ˌzē-ə-ˈzan-thən\

Medical Definition of zeaxanthin

  1. :  a yellow crystalline carotenoid alcohol C40H56O2 that is isomeric with lutein and occurs widely with it and that is the chief pigment of yellow Indian corn


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