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Webster Dictionary

  1. Xanthin(noun)

    a crystalline nitrogenous body closely related to both uric acid and hypoxanthin, present in muscle tissue, and occasionally found in the urine and in some urinary calculi. It is also present in guano. So called from the yellow color of certain of its salts (nitrates)

  2. Xanthin(noun)

    a yellow insoluble coloring matter extracted from yellow flowers; specifically, the coloring matter of madder

  3. Xanthin(noun)

    one of the gaseous or volatile decomposition products of the xanthates, and probably identical with carbon disulphide

  4. Origin: [Gr. xanqo`s yellow.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Xanthin

    zan′thin, n. a name given to the yellow colouring matter of various flowers, to a principle in madder, and to a deposit of urine.—n. Xan′thate, a salt of xanthic acid.—adj. Xan′thic. [Gr. xanthos, yellow.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of xanthin in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of xanthin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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