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xanthine Tweet Definition of xanthine Like Definition of xanthine on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) any of a group of alkaloids, that include caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine as well as the parent compound, a precursor of uric acid found in many organs of the body
xanthophyll Tweet Definition of xanthophyll Like Definition of xanthophyll on Facebook
noun
  1. (organic chemistry) Any of various hydroxy, carbonyl or carboxylic acid derivatives of carotenes.
  2. (organic compound) Alternative name for lutein.
xenobiotic Tweet Definition of xenobiotic Like Definition of xenobiotic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to a substance foreign to the body or ecological system.
xylitol Tweet Definition of xylitol Like Definition of xylitol on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) a pentahydric alcohol, C5H12O5, penta-hydroxy pentane; derived from xylose; used as a sweetener

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