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1. Yellow: xanthine.
2. Xanthic acid: xanthate.
[Greek, yellow, from xanthos.]
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xantho-or before a vowel
(Colours) indicating yellow: xanthophyll.
[from Greek xanthos yellow]
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a combining form meaning “yellow”: xanthophyll.
[comb. form of Greek xanthós yellow]
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