Definitions for: Xanthophyll


[n] yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks



Webster (1913) Definition: Xan"tho*phyll, n. [Xantho- + Gr. fy`llon leaf.]
(Bot.)
A yellow coloring matter found in yellow autumn leaves, and
also produced artificially from chlorophyll; -- formerly
called also phylloxanthin.

Synonyms: lutein, xanthophyl

See Also: carotenoid


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