Xanthin

/ˈzanθiːn/

Origin

Mid 19th century from xanthic+ -ine. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Xanthin

Xanthin

noun

  1. A crystalline compound found in blood and urine which is an intermediate in the metabolic breakdown of nucleic acids to uric acid.

lexico.com

Xanthin

noun

  1. : a carotenoid pigment (as cryptoxanthin or zeaxanthin) soluble in alcohol

merriam-webster.com

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