zeaxanthin(redirected from zeaxanthol)
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A carotene found in corn, fruits, seeds, and egg yolk; isomeric with xanthophyll.
[Mod. L. Zea, Indian corn, fr. L. zea, grain + G. xanthos, yellow, + -in]
A yellow xanthophyll carotenoid, C40H56O2, that is found in yellow corn and in the leaves of many plants, in egg yolk, and in the retina, and that may help to prevent macular degeneration.