Definition of Xanthophyll

1. Noun. Yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks.

Exact synonyms: Lutein, Xanthophyl
Generic synonyms: Carotenoid



Definition of Xanthophyll

1. n. A yellow coloring matter found in yellow autumn leaves, and also produced artificially from chlorophyll; -- formerly called also phylloxanthin.

2. n. A yellow coloring matter found in yellow autumn leaves, and also produced artificially from chlorophyll; -- formerly called also phylloxanthin.

Definition of Xanthophyll

1. Noun. (organic chemistry countable) Any of various hydroxy, carbonyl or carboxylic acid derivatives of carotenes. ¹

2. Noun. (organic compound uncountable) Alternative name for lutein. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Xanthophyll

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Medical Definition of Xanthophyll

1. Any of several yellow accessory pigments which found in plant leaves, egg yolks and human blood plasma, these pigments are oxygenated derivatives of carotenes and are involved in photosynthesis, for example lutein, violaxanthin and neoxanthine. (11 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Xanthophyll

xanthomegnin
xanthomonad
xanthomonads
xanthomonas
xanthomonas campestris
xanthomous
xanthone
xanthones
xanthonoid
xanthopathy
xanthophane
xanthophobia
xanthophore
xanthophores
xanthophyl
xanthophyll (current term)
xanthophyllic
xanthophyllite
xanthophyllites
xanthophylls
xanthophyte
xanthophytes
xanthopicrite
xanthopous
xanthoproteic
xanthoproteic acid
xanthoprotein
xanthoprotein reaction
xanthoproteins
xanthopsia

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