xanthophyll

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xanthophyll

[′zan·thə‚fil]
(biochemistry)
C40H56O2 Any of a group of yellow, alcohol-soluble carotenoid pigments that are oxygen derivatives of the carotenes, and are found in certain flowers, fruits, and leaves. Also known as carotenol; lutein.