xanthein

Definitions:

  • That part of the yellow coloring matter in flowers which is soluble in water, as distinguished from <internalXref urlencoded="xanthin">xanthin</internalXref>, which is the insoluble part.
  • The water-soluble part of the yellow <xref>carotenoid</xref> pigment present in the cell <xref>sap</xref> of some plants.
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