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xan·tho·phyll

(zan'thō-fil),
Oxygenated derivative of carotene; a yellow plant pigment, occurring also in egg yolk and corpus luteum.
Synonym(s): lutein (2) , luteol, luteole

xanthophyll

(zăn′thə-fĭl′)
n.
Any of several yellow carotenoid pigments, including lutein and zeaxanthin, produced by plants and green algae and visible in the leaves of deciduous trees in the autumn. Xanthophylls are also present in some animal tissues such as egg yolks.

xan′tho·phyl′lic, xan′tho·phyl′lous adj.

xan·tho·phyll

(zan'thō-fil)
Oxygenated derivative of carotene; a yellow plant pigment, occurring also in egg yolk and corpus luteum.
Synonym(s): lutein (2) .

xanthophyll

see CAROTENOIDS.

xanthophyll

yellow pigment in plants.