What does xanthene mean?

Definitions for xantheneˈzæn θin

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word xanthene.


  1. xanthene(Noun)

    any of a group of tricyclic heterocycles (dibenzopyrans) that are the basis for a range of dyes such as fluorescein and eosin


  1. Xanthene

    Xanthene is a yellow organic heterocyclic compound. Its chemical formula is C13H10O. It is soluble in diethyl ether. Its melting point is 101-102 °C and its boiling point is 310-312 °C. Xanthene is used as a fungicide and it is also a useful intermediate in organic synthesis. Derivatives of xanthene are commonly referred to collectively as xanthenes, and among other uses are the basis of a class of dyes which includes fluorescein, eosins, and rhodamines. Xanthene dyes tend to be fluorescent, yellow to pink to bluish red, brilliant dyes. Many xanthene dyes can be prepared by condensation of derivates of phthalic anhydride with derivates of resorcinol or 3-aminophenol.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of xanthene in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of xanthene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of xanthene

  1. xanthenexanthenexanthene


Find a translation for the xanthene definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these xanthene definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"xanthene." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 25 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/xanthene>.

Are we missing a good definition for xanthene? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for xanthene:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.