Xanthophyll

/ˈzanθə(ʊ)fɪl/

Origin

Mid 19th century from Greek xanthos ‘yellow’ + phullon ‘leaf’. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Xanthophyll

Xanthophyll

noun

  1. A yellow or brown carotenoid plant pigment which causes the autumn colours of leaves.

lexico.com

Xanthophyll

noun

  1. : any of several yellow to orange carotenoid pigments that are oxygen derivatives of carotenes

merriam-webster.com

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