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Words starting with XANTHIN - Back hooks

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xanthine, xanthins

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Letters of XANTHIN

consonantsh, 2 × n, t, x
vowelsa, i


Meaning of XANTHIN

\Xan"thin\, n. [Gr. xanqo`s yellow.]

1. (Physiol. Chem.) A crystalline nitrogenous body closely

related to both uric acid and hypoxanthin, present in

muscle tissue, and occasionally found in the urine and in

some urinary calculi. It is also present in guano. So

called from the yellow color of certain of its salts


2. (Chem.) A yellow insoluble coloring matter extracted from

yellow flowers; specifically, the coloring matter of

madder. [Formerly written also {xanthein}.]

3. (Chem.) One of the gaseous or volatile decomposition

products of the xanthates, and probably identical with

carbon disulphide. [Obs.]