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xanthein

xan·the·in
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zan-thee-in]
    • /ˈzæn θi ɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zan-thee-in]
    • /ˈzæn θi ɪn/

Definitions of xanthein word

  • noun xanthein the part of the coloring matter in yellow flowers that is soluble in water. Compare xanthin (def 1). 1
  • noun xanthein (chemistry) The water-soluble part of the yellow carotenoid pigment present in the cell sap of some plants. 1
  • noun xanthein the soluble part of the yellow pigment that is found in the cell sap of some flowers 0
  • noun xanthein the water-soluble part of the yellow pigment present in the cell sap of some plants 0

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Origin of xanthein

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
1855-60; < French xanthéine, equivalent to Greek xanth(ós) yellow + French -éine, extension of -ine to distinguish it from French xanthine xanthin

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Parts of speech for Xanthein

noun
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adverb
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xanthein popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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