xanthin meaning

Pronunciation:   "xanthin" in a sentence
1. A name given to the insoluble yellow colouring matter found in various flowers
2. A yellow colouring matter obtained from madder
3. (usu xanˈthine) a white substance, structurally related to uric acid, found in muscle tissue, the liver and other organs, urine, etc, which leaves a lemon-yellow residue when evaporated with nitric acid


  1. Among the most common are xanthin ( yellow ) and etherin ( red ).

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