Any of several yellow accessory pigments which found in plant leaves, egg yolks, and human blood plasma; these pigments are oxygen derivatives of carotenes.

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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.


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