Xanthene

/ˈzanθiːn/

Origin

Late 19th century from Greek xanthos ‘yellow’ + -ene. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Xanthene

Xanthene

noun

  1. A yellowish crystalline compound, whose molecule contains two benzene rings joined by a methylene group and an oxygen atom, and whose derivatives include brilliant, often fluorescent, dyes such as fluorescein and rhodamines.

lexico.com

Xanthene

noun

  1. : a white crystalline heterocyclic compound C13H10O
  2. : any of various derivatives of xanthene

merriam-webster.com

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