xanthopterin


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xanthopterin

(zăn-thŏp′tər-ĭn)
n.
A yellow pigment found in many insects, especially in the wings of certain butterflies and moths, and also present in the urine of mammals.
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The hornet's yellow tissues contained the obscure pigment xanthopterin, which gives butterfly wings and mammal urine their color.
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