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Xanthophyll

Correct spelling for xanthophyll

Medical definition of xanthophyll:

A decomposition product of chlorophyll which gives the yellow color to autumn leaves.

Usage examples for xanthophyll:

  • In the highest classes of plants the flowers are connected with the leaves, more especially by means of xanthophyll and yellow xanthophyll whereas in the case of lichens the apothecia contain very little, if any, of those substances, but a large amount of the lichenoxanthines so characteristic of the class. "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses, – Mordecai Cubitt Cooke"

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