Definitions for: Xanthic






Webster (1913) Definition: Xan"thic, a. [Gr. xanqo`s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.]
1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors,
green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as
scarlet, orange, etc.

2. (Chem.)
(a) Possessing, imparting, or producing a yellow color;
as, xanthic acid.
(b) Of or pertaining to xanthic acid, or its compounds;
xanthogenic.
(c) Of or pertaining to xanthin.

Xanthic acid (Chem.), a heavy, astringent, colorless oil,
C2H5O.CS.SH, having a pungent odor. It is produced by
leading carbon disulphide into a hot alcoholic solution of
potassium hydroxide. So called from the yellow color of
many of its salts. Called also xanthogenic acid.

Xanthic colors (Bot.), those colors (of flowers) having
some tinge of yellow; -- opposed to cyanic colors. See
under Cyanic.


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