xanthoprotein


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xan·tho·pro·tein

(zan'thō-prō'tēn),
The yellow nitrophenyl product formed when protein is treated with hot, concentrated nitric acid, probably from nitration of phenyl groups.

xanthoprotein

(zan″thŏ-prō′tēn″, prō′tē-ĭn) [ xantho- + protein]
A yellow substance produced by heating proteins with nitric acid.