xantho-


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xantho-

or xanth-
pref.
1. Yellow: xanthine.
2. Xanthic acid: xanthate.

[Greek, yellow, from xanthos.]
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xantho-

or before a vowel

xanth-

combining form
(Colours) indicating yellow: xanthophyll.
[from Greek xanthos yellow]
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xantho-

a combining form meaning “yellow”: xanthophyll.
[comb. form of Greek xanthós yellow]
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The pathognomonic microscopic feature is that of lipid-laden, foamy macrophages; (3) hence the prefix xantho-, from the Greek xanthos, meaning yellow.
Pseudo-, Xantho-. Stenotrophomonas: an emerging pathogen in search of genus.